Am Bròn Binn

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Title - Am Bròn Binn
Contributors - Alec Stewart
Reporters - Hamish Henderson
Item Person - Rìgh Bhreatainn; King of Britain; Sir Willie

Summary - In the version sung here this ballad tells how the King of Britain had a dream about a beautiful woman. A knight, here called Sir Willie, offers to find her. He sets off in a ship and sails for seven weeks and a month, before arriving at the castle where the lady was kept in the tower.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:49
Date Recorded - 1957.06
Language - English, Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 32521
Original Tape ID - SA1957.038
Original Track ID - SA1957.38.A1
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Sutherland
  Parish - Tongue
  Village - Tongue

Item Notes - 8 complete quatrains sung. All except the first two are linked. Other versions tell how the lady kills the "Fear Mòr" who was keeping her prisoner. She then escapes with the knight. The knight is known in other texts by various names including Fios Falaich which is often translated as Sir Gawain or Sir Galahad.
'.Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson) p. 18
'Traditional and National Music of Scotland' p. 46

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