'S a Ghaoil Leig Dhachaigh gum Mhàthair Mi

Title - 'S a Ghaoil Leig Dhachaigh gum Mhàthair Mi
Contributors - Kate Nicolson
Reporters - Donald Archie MacDonald

Summary - This song takes the form of a conversation between a girl and a water horse. The girl is asking him to let her return home to her mother. The water horse has other ideas. It is clear from the last verse that the girl escaped.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:01:48
Date Recorded - 1963.04
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 85703
Original Tape ID - SA1963.015
Original Track ID - SA1963.15.A7
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - See:
'Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist' (Margaret Fay Shaw ed. 1955) Song 55
'The Gesto Collection' (K. N. MacDonald ed., 1895) p. 25

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