Moladh Mòraig

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Title - Moladh Mòraig
Contributors - Duncan MacDonald
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - This song is composed in the style of a pibroch with ground and variations. Only the first eight sections are sung here.

1. The poet wishes he could be roving in the wood with Morag.
2. Her beauty is described.
3. She is compared with four other girls. Unlike them, she has no faults.
4. There is no one anywhere like her. She is educated, humble, beautiful etc.
5. She inspires lustful feelings in the poet.
6. Her body, in particular her breasts, are described.
7. The poet speaks of being in the woods with Morag on a beautiful day, chasing each other like a buck and doe.
8. Morag's cheeks and teeth are described. She is compared with Venus and Dido.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:16
Date Recorded - 1950.07.31
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 25861
Original Tape ID - CW0097A
Original Track ID - CW0097A.409
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Small Isles
  Island - Canna

Item Notes - The sections sung here are Ùrlar (3 verses), Siubhal (3 verses), Ùrlar (1 verse) and Siubhal (1 verse). The song was composed by Alexander MacDonald, Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (c.1700 - c.1770).

'Sàr Obair nam Bàrd Gaelach' (MacKenzie) p. 118
'Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair: Selected Poems' (ed. D. Thomson) p. 56

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