Mudcat Café message #922511 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48568   Message #922511
Posted By: Celtaddict
31-Mar-03 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Eric Bogle addressed the ambivalnce of emigration as well in "The Strangers" on his CD with John Munro, "The Emigant and the Exile" (CDTRAX121 from Greentrax). He describes returning to the home of his birth and realizing he is now a stranger there where "where my past and my present collide, where the man who is and the boy who was will not look for each other again."