This waulking song has a number of unrelated sections. It begins with a section about little Murdo, a contentious fellow. A passage follows in which there are references to a well of wine from which three of the king's children are drawing. The third section has references to brown-haired Diarmad and those who would aid him. The fourth section refers to a beloved hunter.
24 lines. The lines are sung as linked couplets.
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 3 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1981) p. 80
'Scottish Tradition' 2: Music from the Western Isles (The School of Scottish Studies)
'Donald MacIntyre Manuscript' p. 106
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 95