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As I Went Out One May Morning, 1953

Track ID : 8278

The singer spots a young lady one morning. She tells him she is sixteen and invites him to visit her at night. She stables his horse, then takes the soldier to the table. She goes to make the bed, ...

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Jack's kindness to his bantam cock is rewarded with riches., March 1955

Track ID : 11753

Jack's kindness to his bantam cock is rewarded with riches. An old woman asked her son, John [sometimes referred to later as Jack], to make sure that her little bantam cock got its food when she w...

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Garraidh kills the women of the Fiana., 1962

Track ID : 12035

Garraidh kills the women of the Fiana. This story was told by Rev. Lachlan McEdward of Kingussie (died 1962). He was one of the last native Gaelic speakers in Badenoch, and was translating the sto...

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Factor's grave cursed., 1962

Track ID : 12036

Factor's grave cursed. During the Clearances in Badenoch, a factor was cursed by an old woman that no grass should ever grow on his grave. They buried him inside the ruined St Kenneth's chapel in ...

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Lovers' graves produce entwining trees., 1962

Track ID : 12037

Lovers' graves produce entwining trees. In the early 1800s, a man was killed, and a friend of his made a song (which some old people still remember), which was brought back to Laggan. When his swe...

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Black Captain MacPherson and his pact with the Devil. Abo..., 1962

Track ID : 12039

Black Captain Macpherson and his pact with the Devil. About a hundred years previously, Captain Macpherson, An Caiptean Dubh (the Black Captain) of Ballachroan was said to have a compact with the ...

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Superstition prevents the felling of a tree. For about te..., 1962

Track ID : 12040

Superstition prevents the felling of a tree. For about ten years, the Clan Macpherson Association has tried to put St Columba's churchyard in Kingussie, which is partly used as a builder's yard, i...

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St Adamnan's bell in Insh Church flies home if stolen. An..., 1962

Track ID : 12042

St Adamnan's bell in Insh Church flies home if stolen. An old lady in Kingussie told Capt. Macpherson about the old Celtic priest's handbell that is kept chained to a windowsill in Insh Church. If...

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What Love, O Lord, Stands at my Door, 1953

Track ID : 10892

A poem in English inspired by a Biblical text. Tom Todd (T. T. Kilbucho) was inspired by the text, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock," and could not get it out of his head until he had writte...

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A wicked stepmother inadvertently has her own daughter kille..., 1956

Track ID : 14337

A wicked stepmother inadvertently has her own daughter killed. A long time ago, the man who occupied a castle at Weem was widowed, and remarried. He had a daughter, and his new wife also had a dau...

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