This song was collected from Mrs. Arlington (Grace) Fraser, by Edith Fowke in 1961. It is an adaptation of the Scottish song "Farewell To Fiunary" rewritten to sing of a Canadian who has headed off to the goldfields of California in 1849.
It can be found in "Traditional Singers and Songs From Ontario" by Edith Fowke.
The sound file linked below is was recorded by Muddy York (Anne Lederman and Ian Bell) in 1984. It begins with an air from the Allen Ash manuscript on smallpipes and also includes a version of "The Drops Of Brandy".
|Title||Arise and Come Along|
|Subject||Social Life & Love|
|Keywords||Edith Fowke Goldrush Mrs. Arlington Fraser|
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