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Ailein Duinn O Hì Shiùbhlainn Leat

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Title - Ailein Duinn O Hì Shiùbhlainn Leat
Contributors - Chirsty MacPherson
Reporters - Dr John MacInnes

Summary - In this lament, often used as a waulking song, the composer tells of her grief as a result of the drowning of the man she was to marry.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:22
Date Recorded - 1955.04
Date of Content - 1786
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 4378
Original Tape ID - SA1955.060
Original Track ID - SA1955.60.4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R



Item Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Harris
  Island - Scalpay

Item Notes - Eight couplets sung. Some of them have been linked. The song is said to have been composed by Annie Campbell of Scalpay. Allan Morrison, the man she loved, drowned in 1786.

See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) p. 258
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (Campbell/Collinson) p. 44
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig) p. 105
'Gesto Collection' (K. N. MacDonald) appendix p. 6
'Songs of Gaelic Scotland' (A. L. Gillies) p. 50
'Tocher' 22, p. 216
'Tocher' 41, p. 304

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