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Chailin Òig as Stiùireamaiche

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Title - Chailin Òig as Stiùireamaiche
Contributors - Anna MacDougall
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - The introductory lines of this song describe a meeting between a man and a brown-haired woman. The following section tells how the man lay in a fever that day, and for a year and a quarter. The brown-haired woman came to see him.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:34
Date Recorded - 1938.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 39133
Original Tape ID - album_02_D05-A
Original Track ID - CDC.XXIV
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - Disc



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

Item Notes - Ten lines sung. This song appears to be a ballad adapted as a waulking song, and its chorus line is possibly what Pistol is referring to in his words "Calen o custure me" in Shakespeare's 'Henry V'.

See:
'An t-Òranaiche' (G. Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 21
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell and F. Collinson) p. 44

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