Cò Siud Thall air Ceann mo Ròpa?
Date 09 November 1950
Track ID 26811
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CW0114C.541

Original Tape ID

CW0114C

Summary

The first couplet of this waulking song says "Who is there at the end of my rope? It is me, the fair-haired youth." The second says "Sad am I at this time of winter. It is Halloween and I have no eggs."

Item Notes

2 couplets sung plus 2-line choruses. The second couplet has been sung twice. The song refers to the Halloween custom when a girl would throw a rope over the drying-kiln, and call "Who is at the end of my rope?" The man she loved would answer.

See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw, 1955) song 95, p. 237

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Village - Lochboisdale

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna