O 'S Fhada Bhuainn Anna
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Date August 1970
Track ID 1595
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1970.170.B6

Original Tape ID

SA1970.170

Summary

In this waulking song, the composer wishes for four fair youths who would sail to Uist. Anna is said to have refused the son of the tacksman of Berneray.

Item Notes

Four couplets sung. Chorus at the beginning and after each couplet. The song is unfinished as the tape comes to an end.

Anna was probably the member of the MacLeans of Boreray, who married John MacDonald of Castleton in Skye in 1690.

See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (John L. Camppbell & F. Collinson eds., 1981) p. 128

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Transcription

O 's fhada bhuainn Anna
E hoireann ó nì do leannan
O 's fhada bhuainn Anna

'S truagh nach fhaighinn-sa air m' òrdugh
Ceathrar de dh'òigearan geala.

Rachadh a dh'Uibhist an eòrna
Is dhan deòin cha tilleadh iad falamh.

Iain is Niall air ràmh-bràghad
'S Eòghainn Bàn aig tobhta amar.

Chuala mi gun d' dhiùlt thu 'n t-àrmann
Mac Fhir Bheàrnaraigh na Hearadh.