Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol

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Title - Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol
Contributors - Mary Gillies
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - In this waulking song the poetess says, "A thousand curses on love." Her heart has been broken by her lover who has not returned to her. She wishes she could be on a ship going to America with him. She swears she will go with no man till the man she describes as a skilled hunter returns to her.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:17
Date Recorded - 1953.04
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 2876
Original Tape ID - SA1953.045
Original Track ID - SA1953.45.2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

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

Item Notes - Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies. 17 lines sung.

'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (Campbell/Collinson) p. 140
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig) p. 19
'MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry' (MacDonald) p. 266

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