Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol

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Title - Mìle Marbhphaisg air a' Ghaol
Contributors - Mary Gillies
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

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) - 00:05:03
Date Recorded - 1950.03.09
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 62833
Original Tape ID - CW1006
Original Track ID - CW1006
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

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

Item Notes - See:
'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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