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Cailin Òg as Stiùireamaiche

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Title - Cailin Òg as Stiùireamaiche
Contributors - Mary Morrison; Unknown (multi)
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald; Thorkild Knudsen

Summary - The text of this waulking song falls into several sections. After the introductory lines there are lines in which a dairymaid says she should have a herdsman. This is followed by a description of a visit from a brown-haired woman. The following section says: "I lay in a fever that day, and for a year and a quarter. The brown-haired woman came to see me when five quarters had passed." The next section involves a shinty game, and the final one gives opinions on the characters of women.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:06:14
Date Recorded - 1965.06
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 107804
Original Tape ID - SA1965.060
Original Track ID - SA1965.60.4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - This song appears to be a ballad adapted as a waulking song, and its chorus line is possibly what Pistol is referring to in his words "Calen o custure me" in Shakespeare's 'Henry V'. The singer adds some omitted lines afterwards.

See:
'An t-Òranaiche' (Gilleasbaig Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 21
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 44

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