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Am Bròn Binn

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Title - Am Bròn Binn
Alternate Title - 'S Chunnaic Rìgh Bhreatann a's a Shuain
Contributors - Duncan MacDonald
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - This ballad tells how the King of Britain saw a beautiful woman in a dream. Sir Falaich (Sir Gawain) went off in a ship to find her for him. He sailed for seven weeks and nine months. When he finally found the woman in a castle, she was seated on a golden throne. She asked him to put his head on her knee, so that she could play harp music for him. This made him fall into a charmed sleep. The woman took a sword from her belt and cut off his head.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:13
Date Recorded - 1950.07.11
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 33071
Original Tape ID - CW0081
Original Track ID - CW0081.325
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire



Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Small Isles
  Island - Canna

Item Notes - 18 linked quatrains sung.
See:
'Hebridean Folksong' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell and F. Collinson) no. XLI.

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