The girl in this song sends a blessing to a man called Iain Campbell, praising him for his abilities as a hunter. She speaks of the Clan MacNeil and its boat being sailed, sending a blessing to the man who built it. In the end she says that she is dejected that she is not going to marry her lover but that she is going to his funeral.
24 lines sung (with chorus). This recording is a copy of the original which was recorded on wax cylinder using a clockwork Ediphone recorder.
See: 'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (John L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 144 'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 36 'One Hundred and Five Songs of Occupation from the Western Isles of Scotland' (F. Tolmie ed., 1911) p. 211 'Songs Remembered in Exile' (John L. Campbell ed., 1990) p. 92