This is a humorous and satirical song, directed at those who believed in ghosts. In it, the bard tells of meeting the old lady of Stadhlaigh, a very big and ugly ghost which he fights.
This song was composed by Iain MacMhathain (Iain mac Choinnich 'ic Fhearchair) of North Uist, who was well known as a composer of hymns. The fight is described in great detail in the full text.
'Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness' no. 38, p. 513