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Published on January 01, 2013

The Rankin Family: Chi Mi Na Morbheanna

The Gaelic words of this 1856 song speak of returning to the familiar misty hills of one's homeland, seeing again those who will greet one as a friend. It has always reminded me of the Scottish, Irish, English, and Icelandic settlers who came to make a new life in the harsh land where I live (central Canada). Many of them found only backbreaking work, freezing winters, death, and heartbreak and did indeed give up and return to their homeland, leaving behind the ruins of old homesteads and the graves of family. This version is sung by the Rankin Family (from their first, self-titled album...



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