“Along the Shores of Boularderie”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Creighton-Maritime)
Keywords: moniker nonballad
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

Those living here are named and described. For example, "Murdock Stewart ... Owns the wooden horse of Troy; It's the king of all the beasts, Sunny slios a'bhronachain"

Notes

Boulardie is on Cape Breton. Creighton-Maritime: "Slios a'bhronachain is a little place opposite Bras d'Or where they were given this name because of their fondness for gruel. The name means Gruel Side. Bhrochain is the proper spelling." - BS

References

  1. Creighton-Maritime, p. 187, "Along the Shores of Boularderie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2715
  3. BI, CrMa187