Mo Rùn Ailean

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Title - Mo Rùn Ailean
Contributors - Mrs Angus Currie
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - This waulking song is divided into two sections. In the first, a woman tells how she climbed high in the pass and saw her lover's ship coming. He was at the helm. There is a change of chorus at this point. In the section which follows, the composer curses the slanderers who said she was pregnant. If so, the father would not be "that beast", but "the brown-haired scholar of English" who rides a well-shod horse.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:33
Date Recorded - 1950.11.09
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 26786
Original Tape ID - CW0114B
Original Track ID - CW0114B.536
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Lochboisdale

Item Notes - 25 lines sung.
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw, 1955) song 97, p. 240

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