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Villikins and His Dinah

Tiotal a' Chlàir - Villikins and His Dinah
Fiosraichean - Willie Mathieson
Luchd-clàraidh -
Item Person - Villikins; Dinah

Geàrr-chunntas - Song about a London merchant choosing a husband for his sixteen-year-old daughter, Dinah. The father chooses a husband for the daughter but she refuses and offers riches in exchange for remaining single for a further year. The father says she will not inherit anything if she does not marry. Villikins finds Dinah dead from poison, and kisses her lips a thousand times, but she does not revive. He takes poison himself and they are buried together in one grave.

Learned from Annie Spark, Westfield, Foveran (about 1907).

Fad a' Chlàir (h:m:s) - 00:02:38
Àm Clàraidh - 1952.04
Cànan - Beurla, Albais
Seòrsa - Òran, Fiosrachadh
Cruinneachadh - Sgoil Eòlais na h-Alba

Àireamh a' Chlàir - 4402
Àireamh an Teip Thùsail - SA1952.001
Àireamh a' Chlàir Thùsail - SA1952.01.A1
Càileachd an Fhuaime - Math
Cruth Inneal a' Chlàir - R2R

Seòrsachadh - GD211; LM31; R271;


Àite Clàraidh:
  Siorrachd - Siorrachd Obar Dheathain
  Paraiste - Eilean
  Baile/Àite -

Notaichean a' Chlàir - Text transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 7 verses. Credited to Victorian composer John Orlando Parry (1810-79).
See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 2, p. 70, no. 211
Willie Mathieson's MSS I:15

Ceangal Maireannach - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/gd/fullrecord/4402/1




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