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Song beginning 'S fhada bho m fhin bonn Bein eadura' and vocabulary note, 29 October 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/105

Scope and Contents

Song beginning 'S fhada bho m fhin bonn Bein[n] eadura, S fhada bho m fhin bho m fhi[n] etc' [Colann gun Cheann]. The song is composed of eleven lines including instructions for repetition. The vocabulary note reads 'Caoin = The air of a song'. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 29 October 1872

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 117 folios ; 20 x 16.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 34v, line 19 to folio 35r, line 9

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW106/123 - another version of this song

Coll-97/CW106/104 - the story of MacMhuirich and the Beast, who is said to have sung this song.


Black, Ronald (ed.), The Gaelic Otherworld (Edinburgh, 2005), pp. 516-517
Gillies, William, 'Alexander Carmichael and Clann Mhuirich', Scottish Gaelic Studies, Vol. XX (2000) p.19.
Gillies, William, 'Alexander Carmichael and the Folklore of the MacMhuirich Poets', in Domhnall Uilleam StiĆ¹bhart (ed.), The Life and Legacy of Alexander Carmichael (Port of Ness, 2008), pp. 96-114.

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