Ho ro hì hoireannan

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Title - Ho ro hì hoireannan
Alternate Title - Chunna Mise Mo Leannan
Contributors - Mrs Marion Galbraith

Summary - In the first three couplets of this waulking song, a woman tells how she saw her lover pass by on a lightly-stepping grey horse the previous day. He did not acknowledge her. The couplets which follow are in praise of Clan Donald. The final couplet refers to the struggle until King James will be crowned.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:17
Date Recorded - 1950.03.02
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 48470
Original Tape ID - CW0071B
Original Track ID - CW0071B.275
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

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

Item Notes - Eight couplets sung.

'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1981) p. 156
'An t-Òranaiche' (Gilleasbaig Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 504
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 34
'Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia' (Creighton/MacLeod) p. 190
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw ed., 1955) song 90
'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' vol. 26, p. 240

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