“Caledonia (III -- Jean and Caledonia)”

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


"Sair, sair was my heart, an' the tears stood in my een As I viewed my native hills an' I thought upon my Jean." Pressed by poverty (?), the two sadly part; he promises to be true, and wed no other, and someday to come back to marry her

Cross references


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 237-239, "Jean and Caledonia" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ord, p. 116, "Jean and Caledonia" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3801
  4. BI, FVS237