ALTERNATE TITLE: "Moch 's mi ag èirigh fo sprochd 's fo èislean"
ITEM PERSON: Dòmhnallach, Aonghas [Fear Ghrìminis]
TRACK DURATION: 0:05:41
COLLECTION: Urras Nàiseanta na h-Alba
TRACK ID: 25569
ORIGINAL TAPE ID: CW0095A
ORIGINAL TRACK ID: CW0095A.396
AUDIO QUALITY: Good
SOURCE TYPE: Wire
Ten 16-line verses sung. Composed by John MacCodrum. According to 'The Uist Collection', a number of the North Uist tacksmen concocted a scheme to get their sub-tenants to emigrate to North America. They pretended they would accompany them, and sent lots of baggage to the point of embarkation. Only Mr MacDonald of Griminish, who was not part of the plot, actually went.
'The Songs of John MacCodrum' (William Matheson ed.) p. 132
'The Uist Collection' (Rev. A. MacDonald ed.) p. 104
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