“The Exiled Crofter's Lament”


"We're awa, we're awa frae the auld country, To a far awa land, far o'er the sea." "In the wee crofter's garden... nae crofters' families appear on the scene... They are chased ower the ocean that sportsmen may reign." The singer wishes he were home


Obviously a composed item about the Highland Clearances, and probably not traditional -- but surprisingly effective. - RBW


  1. Ord, p. 366, "The Exiled Crofter's Lament" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4597
  3. BI, Ord366


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord), reportedly from a Canadian book published 1812