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Poem about John Morison's dilemma over two jobs, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/158

Scope and Contents

Poem by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] about a dilemma he has in having been asked to do a job in Stornoway [Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] when he was shearing. The poem begins 'Ma theid me ann' and is noted as being a play on words. It is composed of eight lines. An English version of the poem is given beginning 'If I go'.


  • Creation: 1874 and 1891

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 46r, line 6 to folio 46r, line 20


Matheson, Rev. William (ed.), An Clarsair Dall (Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1970), pp. 211-212 (anecdote VII)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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