Cha Labhair Mi an t-Òran
Date 1954
Track ID 44360
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CannaWirek.1954.3

Original Tape ID

CannaTape.0030

Summary

At the beginning of this waulking song, a woman tells of her sadness, as she cannot see her lover. The other lines sung here are composed by a man. In these, he praises the beauty of a woman he loves.

Item Notes

Nine lines sung plus choruses. It is clear from other versions of the song that the reference to the blackcock in the final line sung here is part of a sequence of lines in which the man recalls days at the sheiling.

See:
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1969) p. 132
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (Margaret F. Shaw ed., 1955) p. 232
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 14

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna