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Song and accompanying story about a woman who goes insane, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/9

Scope and Contents

Song and accompanying story about a woman who goes insane for seven years after she kills her newborn baby. Before she killed it her husband had cut the head off a sheep in front of her and one of his boys tried to kill the baby. The song begins 'A choillich dhubh a bhrol dherg' and is composed of eight verses of four lines each. At the beginning of the story is written 'Copied' and the text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1901

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 122 folios ; 16.5 cm x 21 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 3v, line 14 to folio 4v, line 16

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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