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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = CW,Use For = Greed

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Poem about the burial of a greedy factor, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/159
Scope and Contents

Poem recited by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] about a 'voracious' factor, who had died from choking on food, as his grave was filled in. The poem begins 'Cuiribh air! Cuiribh air!' and the English version given begins 'Heap on him! heap on him!'. It is composed of four lines in each version

Dates: 1874 and 1891

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...
Dates: 1901

Story about an uncle and his mean nephew incorporating two poems, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/222
Scope and Contents

Story about an uncle and his mean nephew incorporating two poems. The story tells how, while they were at a market the uncle asked his nephew, whom he had brought up, for a dram but the nephew refused. The uncles's response was the first poem beginning 'Mo chomains agus comain Iain, Mar chomain dist gun cheill'. The uncle asked for a dram again and once more the nephew refused and the reply was the second poem beginning 'Cha b'e comman an da Ghoill, Bu mhath liomsa/leinn dhiana riut'.

Dates: June 1887