An Cuala Sibh mar a dh'Èirich Dhòmhsa?

Title - An Cuala Sibh mar a dh'Èirich Dhòmhsa?
Contributors - Mrs Mary Johnston
Reporters - Dr John Lorne Campbell; Annie Johnston

Summary - The composer of this waulking song asks if anyone has heard about what happened. The composer's brother and others on board a ship lost their lives in an accident at sea. Several lines describe finding the dead. However, a view is expressed that mourning will not bring back the dead. It would be better to go to the hostelry to drink the health of the living.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:10
Date Recorded - 1951.04.05
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - National Trust for Scotland

Track ID - 33987
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 - Fourteen lines sung plus choruses.

'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 1 (J. L. Campbell & F. Collinson eds., 1969) p. 154
'Òrain Luaidh Màiri Nighean Alasdair' (K. C. Craig ed., 1949) p. 100

The melody of the chorus of this song is the basis of the melody for the hymn 'Tàladh Chrìosda'. The hymn can be found in:

'Seinnibh dhan Tighearna' (1986)
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (Margaret Fay Shaw ed., 1955) song 43

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