Mo Rùn Ailean hó hò

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Title - Mo Rùn Ailean hó hò
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald; Thorkild Knudsen

Summary - This waulking song has three separate sections, and the chorus vocables change after the first section. In the opening section, the composer describes how she looked into the distance and saw her lover's ship. He was at the helm. The second section contains interesting references to waulking. In the final section the composer tells of her pregnancy, and defends it by saying that the father of her child is of noble birth.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:12
Date Recorded - 1965.06
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 107791
Original Tape ID - SA1965.055
Original Track ID - SA1965.55.1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - See:
'Scottish Tradition' vol. 3 (The School of Scottish Studies)
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (Margaret Fay Shaw ed., 1955) p. 240
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 39

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