O 's toil 's gur ro thoil leam

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Title - O 's toil 's gur ro thoil leam
Contributors - Mary Gillies
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - This waulking song is in the form of a man's love song. It begins: "I like the maiden, though I didn't win her for myself. I like the golden-haired maiden who climbs the hill." The composer, who is in hospital in England, goes on to send greetings to Dunvegan, to the merchants of Leith and also the men in Harris. The composer also sends greetings to the "noble lady's page", though he says of him: "His words were the ones that convicted me."

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:51
Date Recorded - 1951.04.03
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 5225
Original Tape ID - SA1951.026
Original Track ID - SA1951.26.B3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - Transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies. 9 couplets sung.

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