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Note about waulking songs, 7 August 1886

Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/18

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Note collected from Duncan Cameron, police officer, Lochaline [Loch Àlainn, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] about waulking songs describing how six women work at fulling the cloth, one woman sings and the rest sing the chorus. 'No song must be sang (sic) twice or else it [takes] back the cloth.' There are also fragments of lines from waulking songs.


  • 7 August 1886

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 39 folios ; 13 x 19.7 cm