Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol

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Title - Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol
Contributors - Mary Gillies

Summary - The composer begins by reflecting on the ill effects of love. She cannot sleep, her heart is broken, and her hair is falling out, as she thinks of her lover who is sailing to America. In the second section of the song, the composer states that she will not go with the factor's son, or the joiner's son. She will go with no one while her lover is away. She describes him as a hunter of the swan, the roe and the blackcock.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:17
Date Recorded - 1950.03.09
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 48603
Original Tape ID - CW0075A
Original Track ID - CW0075A.304
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

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

Item Notes - 19 lines sung plus choruses.
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (J. L. Campbell/F. Collinson eds., 1981) p. 50
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 19
'The MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry' (Revs. A. and A. MacDonald eds. 1911) p. 266
'Folksongs of Britain and Ireland' (P. Kennedy ed., 1974) p. 46

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