“You Boys O' Callieburn”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1976 (recording, Willie Scot)
Keywords: emigration parting America moniker nonballad
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Bord))

Description

America has "wiled" the boys of Callieburn to leave adored Machrihanish and their parents behind. Rab MacKinlay has already gone. The boys know their parents will grieve but won't disown them. The boys are named.

Notes

Callieburn and Machrihanish are on the Kintyre peninsula, Argyllshire, Scotland. - BS

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #6932
  2. BI, RcYBoCal