Mo Dhòmhnallan Fhèin

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Title - Mo Dhòmhnallan Fhèin
Contributors - Angus MacLeod
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - This song is a woman's love song. She sits alone thinking of Donald, who has made her sad. Her parents told her she was silly to love a sailor, but even if she got a wealthy man Donald is special to her. It is over a year since he sailed away. She carries locks of his hair in her pocket and has a framed picture of him. When the young people used to meet, every girl had her eye on him. She is praying to God to protect him. She will be sad if he does not come back to her, but her love for him will never die.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:19
Date Recorded - 1950.11.20
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 33349
Original Tape ID - CW0126
Original Track ID - CW0126.594
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

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

Item Notes - Ten 8-line verses sung. Composed by Neil MacLeod (1843-1924).
'Clàrsach an Doire' (Niall MacLeòid, 1883) p. 36

Permanent Link -

Record 1 of 1
« Previous Record  |  Next Record »
Terms of Use  |  FAQs  |  Accessibility   |  Contact   |  Copyright  |  Acknowledgements   |  Useful Links   |  Site Map
BBC Alba
The National Trust for Scotland
Sabhal Mor Ostaig