The bard was passing Barra on a ship on his way to Montreal when he composed this homeland song. He tells of his sadness at seeing a glimpse of his native island and he thinks of those he left behind. He reflects on the way of life there and on the joy of returning.
Composed by 'Broinnidh' MacKinnon, who lost his life during the war.
See: 'Deoch-slàinte nan Gillean' (C. O'Lochlainn ed., 1948) p. 8