Òran an t-Saighdeir

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Title - Òran an t-Saighdeir
Contributors - Peggy MacDonald
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald

Summary - A song in which a man is recruited into the army.

The man in this song says that he was recruited into the army by a soldier in the street in Edinburgh. The soldier told him it was the best job in the world, and that he would get a red coat and a kilt. The composer then tells of how he wants to get home, as all the young girls are getting married and that he will not have a chance with any of them. There is also mention of a drover in this version of the song and the contributor talks a little bit about the song.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:40
Date Recorded - 1965.11
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 43257
Original Tape ID - SA1965.137
Original Track ID - SA1965.137.B2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Argyllshire
  Parish - Ardchattan and Muckairn
  Village - Connel

Item Location:
  County - Midlothian
  Parish - Edinburgh
  Village - Edinburgh

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