“The High Rocks o' Pennan”


"Cauld blaws the wind o'er the high rocks o' Pennan" as the singer laments the absence of Jamie, gone to America. She discusses their parting, at which he complained that the laws are too strict. He promises to fetch her once he has the money


This is the only emigration song I can recall where the singer's main reason is the laws against poaching. The overall feeling reminds me a lot of "Teddy O'Neill" (to which it can be sung), but I doubt there is dependance. - RBW


  1. Ord, pp. 342-343, "The High Rocks o' Pennan" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3944
  3. BI, Ord342


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)