Tha Mi Tinn 's Mo Chridhe fo Leòn

Date 1953
Track ID 982
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1953.119.A2

Original Tape ID

SA1953.119

Summary

A man's love song for the girl he left behind when he set off to sea. He often looks west, to where the sun sets. He laments that he wasn't on the beach by the roaring sea, listening to the soft words of his beautiful young beloved. He reflects on the time they spent together on that beach before he took to sea, and bids her farewell. When he turned his back on her his eyes were brimming with tears, and even though he was at the wheel, steering the ship, his eyes were looking back at her.

Item Notes

5 verses. 6 refrains.

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS