Chunnaic Mise mo Leannan

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Title - Chunnaic Mise mo Leannan
Alternate Title - Na Horo Hì Hòireannan
Contributors - Roderick MacKinnon
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - In the opening lines of this waulking song, as sung here, a girl tells how her lover has passed by on horseback, ignoring her completely. The lines which follow are in praise of Clan Donald, whose swords will remain sheathed until King James is crowned. The final section of the song contains lines in which a girl tells how she had to stand before the Kirk session, presumably because she was pregnant and unmarried.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:13
Date Recorded - 1938.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 39678
Original Tape ID - album_03_D11-A
Original Track ID - CDC.XI
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - Disc

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

Item Notes - 14 lines sung plus choruses. Lines 6, 10 and 11 have been repeated. Other versions say that Clan Donald's swords will not be sheathed until King James is crowned.
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (Campbell/Collinson) p. 156
'An t-Òranaiche' (Gilleasbaig Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 504
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig) p. 34
'Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia' (Creighton/MacLeod) p. 190
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) Song 90
'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' vol. 26 p. 240

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