Thug mi Sùil air a' Bhealach

Title - Thug mi Sùil air a' Bhealach
Contributors - Mrs Angus Currie
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - A woman tells how she looked out beyond the pass to see if she could see her lover. He could drink a hogshead and spend its worth. A bonnet with a favour suited his curly-haired head. She tells how she was in a hotel with the man. He drank her health, paid for her dram, put his arm tenderly round her, and their courting began. His handsome appearance is described in detail, and his kisses which were sweeter than sugar. However, the girl found out he didn't really care for her. She describes her sadness and how she misses him. When the boat came she felt unhappy, though her relatives were celebrating her betrothal. She would not take the man.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:33
Date Recorded - 1950.11.09
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 26717
Original Tape ID - CW0114A
Original Track ID - CW0114A.528
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - South Uist
  Island - South Uist
  Village - Lochboisdale

Item Notes - 6 (8-line) verses sung.

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