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Thread #164711   Message #3949630
Posted By: GUEST,Guessed
11-Sep-18 - 07:07 AM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
Following the early 18th century Act of Union, Scottish merchants got access to British colonies and some of them got wealthy from the tobacco trade, with its links to slavery. Some Scots were also involved with the slave trade. I'm guessing this might be where the reference to black and white co-operation in the song comes from. Jamaica, for example, has many Scottish names for people and places.