Eala air a' Chuan
Date 01 May 1958
Track ID 45813
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Track Information

Original Track ID

CannaOT.3

Original Tape ID

CannaTape.0035

Summary

In this love song the composer tells of a dream in which he saw a swan swimming in the sea. The girl he loved beguiled him when he was young and foolish, but has been enticed from him.

Item Notes

See:
'Tocher' 52 (The School of Scottish Studies) p. 139

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Village/Place - Bornish

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

Canna

Transcription

[???] mi raoir
An eal' air a' chuan 's i snàmh
'S mo leannan 's mi fhìn
Sinn cho fada bhon tìr an-dràst'.

Gur e brìodal do bheòil
A mheall mi 's mi òg is faoin
Ach ma chuir thu rium cùl
Gum bi m' aigne-sa triall a-chaoidh.