A Nighean Ud Thall a Bheil Thu 'd Fhaireachadh
Contributors
Fieldworkers
Date 18 July 1956
Track ID 23212
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.60.2

Original Tape ID

SA1956.060

Summary

In this waulking song a girl is addressed and asked to see if the moon is shining, and what the state of the weather is. Concern is shown for the boat at sea. The song then changes theme to relate that she had buried five of her children: Una, Sheila, Marion, Anna and fair-haired Murdo. Ranald is then addressed and she asks him to keep the customs of his grandfather and to build his big house at the end of the road, where the nobles will gather.

Item Notes

16 verses, with a refrain between each verse.

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS