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A Ghaoil Leig Dhachaigh gu Mo Mhàthair Mi

Title - A Ghaoil Leig Dhachaigh gu Mo Mhàthair Mi
Contributors - Peggy MacRae
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell

Summary - In this song a girl is pleading with a water-horse, which she met at the edge of a cattlefold, to let her return to her mother. Even if he gave her servants and lots of cattle, sheep and horses, she still wants to return home as she was.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:45
Date Recorded - 1950.11.09
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 26812
Original Tape ID - CW0114C
Original Track ID - CW0114C.542
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire



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

Item Notes - 2 quatrains sung. Each is followed by a chorus. The first quatrain is repeated after the second.
See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (M. F. Shaw, 1955) song 55, p. 170

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/26812/1




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