Tha Caolas Eadar Mi 's Iain

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Title - Tha Caolas Eadar Mi 's Iain
Contributors - Kate Buchanan
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell; Annie Johnston

Summary - In this waulking song the composer complains that there is a deep ocean between her and Iain. She wishes it would ebb before daybreak, so that she could go to see her secret lover.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:40
Date Recorded - 1951.04.05
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 33983
Original Tape ID - CW0146D
Original Track ID - CW0146D
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - Wire

Recording Location:
  County - Inverness-shire
  Parish - Barra
  Island - Barra
  Village - Castlebay

Item Notes - Seven lines sung plus choruses. Each line is sung twice. According to the singer's father, Roderick MacKinnon, the woman who composed this song loved Iain, who is mentioned in the title, but he did not love her.

'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1977) p. 62

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