Ailein Duinn O Hì Shiùbhlainn Leat
Date April 1955
Track ID 4378
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1955.60.4

Original Tape ID

SA1955.060

Summary

In this lament, often used as a waulking song, the composer tells of her grief as a result of the drowning of the man she was to marry.

Item Notes

Eight couplets sung. Some of them have been linked. The song is said to have been composed by Annie Campbell of Scalpay. Allan Morrison, the man she loved, drowned in 1786.

See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw) p. 258
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (Campbell/Collinson) p. 44
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig) p. 105
'Gesto Collection' (K. N. MacDonald) appendix p. 6
'Songs of Gaelic Scotland' (A. L. Gillies) p. 50
'Tocher' 22, p. 216
'Tocher' 41, p. 304

Item Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - Harris

Island - Scalpay

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS