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Song beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi', 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/62

Scope and Contents

Song collected from Anna nic a Phi [Anna MacPhie or MacPhee], daughter of of Angus son of old Donald MacPhie, aged 22 years, Carnan [Càrnan, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Nail i bho ho i, thoir liom gin a hi, Nail i bho ho, Ghrian so g' eiridh' [Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm or Donald Gorm's Lullaby]. The song is composed of seventy-three lines and contains a number of amendments or annotations. The accompanying story tells how Carmichael got an 'ord bhairneach' from Anna's father, which he had found among old ruins. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first folio is 'B[ook] 2 P[age] [-] Trans[cribed] June 16 15 1869 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael]'.

Dates

  • 28 May 1869 and 16 June 1869

Language of Materials

Gaelic English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 64 folios ; 17 x 20.3 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 36v, line 7 to folio 38v, line 6

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW150/42 - another version of this song

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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