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'S e mo Leannan am Fear Ùr

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Title - 'S e mo Leannan am Fear Ùr
Contributors - Mary Morrison
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - A clapping song. The first part consists of a series of couplets beginning "My love is..." followed by various descriptions of him.
The second section begins with the composer expressing ill will towards the one who stole the man from her. She tells how she fared better the year before.



Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:03
Date Recorded - 1949.12.29
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 21620
Original Tape ID - CW0026B
Original Track ID - CW0026B.112
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Barra
  Village - Castlebay

Item Notes - 14 couplets plus 3-line choruses sung. Two of the couplets have been repeated. Chorus accompaniment during refrain. This clapping song, like many of this type, gives an opportunity for humorous improvisation.
Recorded at Chapelhouse, Castlebay, from the the Vibrator Convertor, at a ceilidh arranged by the Barra Folklore Committee
See:
'Eilean Fraoich: Lewis Gaelic songs and Melodies' p. 66
'MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry' (Revds. A. and A. MacDonald, 1911) p. 217

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