Chailin Òig A Stiùireamaiche

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Title - Chailin Òig A Stiùireamaiche
Contributors - Mary Morrison; Unknown (multi)
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - The text of this waulking song falls into several sections. After the introductory lines in which a dairymaid says she should have a herdsman, there is a description of a meeting with a brown-haired woman, who makes impossible requests. 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) - 00:05:40
Date Recorded - 1956.07.27
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 15031
Original Tape ID - SA1956.072
Original Track ID - SA1956.72.1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - 31 lines sung. 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.
'An t-Òranaiche' (G. Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 21
'Hebridean Folksongs' Vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell and F. Collinson eds. 1977) p. 44

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