“Bundle and Go (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: love home emigration travel
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"The winter is gane, love; the sweet spring again, love, Bedecks the blue mountain." "For far to the west, to the land of bright freedom... I would conduct you." They will leave home for a better place; "then hey, bonnie lassie, will you bundle and go?"

Notes

There are several broadsides in the NLScotland collection entitled "Rise Up Noble Britons, Bundle and Go," apparently written in response to the Indian Mutiny (1857; for which see, e.g., "Erin Far Away (I)" [Laws J6] and "The Dying Soldier (I) (Erin Far Away II)").

It is not evident from the sheets whether it is built around this piece, another "Bundle and Go" song, or is entirely independent. - RBW

Broadsides

References

  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 35-37, "Bundle and Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ord, pp. 139-140, "Bundle and Go" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3330
  4. BI, FVS035