Òran an t-Saighdeir

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Title - Òran an t-Saighdeir
Contributors - Alasdair Boyd
Reporters - James Ross

Summary - This song tells the story of a Gael who is recruited into the army in Edinburgh. The recruiting sergeant speaks to him in Gaelic and tells him that the army is the best job in the world. The soldier is given a red coat, a kilt and a gun. He then says that he has little respect for the "daughter of King George" (his gun).

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:40
Date Recorded - 1965.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 44697
Original Tape ID - SA1965.157
Original Track ID - SA1965.157.A12
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - 11 quatrains sung. There are many versions of this song belonging to many different areas.

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