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Song entitled 'An Saibhir Sanntach' and accompanying note, 1901

Identifier: Coll-97/CW110/31

Scope and Contents

Song entitled 'An Saibhir Sanntach' [An Saoibhir Sanntach, The Greedy Rich Man] probably collected from Mòr Maclean [née MacNeil, Borgh/Borve, Barraigh/Isle of Barraigh] beginning 'Is olc an saib[hir] sannt[ach], Nach eir dha fheum mo ghanntair'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines, which initially are set out in four-line stanzas but towards the end the format of the text is less distinct.The accompanying note tells how the song was sung by a lonely weaver woman in Uist [Uibhist] after a visit from a crofter who complained about worrying all the time. The woman said she never worried as she had nothing to be worried about. The text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 1901

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This material is unrestricted.


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

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 11v, line 11 to folio 13r, line 16

Repository Details

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