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Sneachda ga Chur air na Beannan

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Title - Sneachda ga Chur air na Beannan
Contributors - Anna MacNeil

Summary - This waulking song begins: "There is snow on the mountains / The wind has frozen it to the trees." The composer expresses the hope that the son of the earl will send her a message. She tells how her father wants to marry her to a dun-coloured old man who is blind and deaf. The final lines are addressed to Cameron of Locheil from Lochaber, in whose arms the woman longs to be.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:05:14
Date Recorded - 1950.03.09
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 48621
Original Tape ID - CW0075B
Original Track ID - CW0075B.308
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire



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

Item Notes - 19 lines sung.

See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 72
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 42

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