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Date June 1957
Track ID 34061
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1957.40.A3

Original Tape ID

SA1957.040

Summary

How a cobbler got rid of a fairy changeling.

A young woman had her first child. After a time it began to cry and cry. One day a cobbler came in. The woman went to the other part of the house and the child asked the cobbler to make him a pair of shoes that would fit a child, but be fit for a king. The cobbler asked him to play a tune on the tongs, which he did. The cobbler knew what he was dealing with and threw the cradle and the baby into the fire. The child went up the chimney in a ball of fire. After a time the real baby came down the chimney. The cobbler caught him and gave him to his mother. The changeling came to the door saying he should have struck the cobbler.

There is some discussion about fairies.

Recording Location

County - Sutherland

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS