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Laments

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

Found in 46 Collections and/or Records:

Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' and accompanying story, 9 July 1870

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/44
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Ailean Duinn' [Ailein Duinn] collected from Roderica MacDonald, Tarasaigh/Taransay beginning 'Meud nan siantan us fuac[hd] na gaillein, Dh fhuad[aich] sin na fir on challa'. The song is composed of forty three lines. The accompanying story tells of how Ann Campbell, the composer of the song came to be buried at sea, owing to the tradition that if while at sea a mermaid was seen, the only was to get rid of it was to throw something into the water. The mermaid present on this...

Song entitled 'Chai e leis', 22 May 1865

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW113/18
Scope and Contents Song collected from Oighrig NicCruimein nighean dhol Dhonul mac Cruimein [Effie MacCrimmon], age 84, [Hiorta/St Kilda] beginning 'Gur mise tha fo ghruaim, Gur a fluich tha mo ghruaidh'. Eibhrig says 'Si mo mhathair a rin an d-oran so ga an duine aice' [My mother composed this song for her husband]; the heading, written by Carmichael, is 'Chai[dh] e leis [a' chreig]', in other words he fell from the cliff. The song contains many annotations pencil and in ink and the text has been scored through...

Song entitled 'Clann a' Phiocair' and accompanying note, 21 May 1869

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW150/17
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Clann a' Phiocair' collected from Mor nin Iain ic Dhonil bhain [Marion MacNeil], Gleann [Glen, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning 'Fhir mhoir a shliabh a Chuilinn, S gort orm fhein chinn domh buill'. The song is composed of fifty-two lines, some of which have been amended. The text has been scored through in ink as if to indicate that it has been transcribed elsewhere. The accompanying note reads, 'Comp[osed] to Clann Dhonil Herraich - Clann a Phioc[air]'.

Song entitled 'Cumha', 21 November 1870 to 12 December 1883

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW116/132
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha' collected from Ranald MacDonald, Taransay, Harris at Trimisgarry [Tarasaigh, Na Hearadh/Isle of Harris and Trumaisegearraidh/Trumisgarry, Uibhist a Tuath/North Uist] beginning 'Mi ma aonar an cluain a bharraich, I ri ri ri i bho'. The song is composed of twenty-four lines. The text has been scored through in ink and written transversely across the first page of text is, 'Transcribed 12/12 1883 Book No V page [-] A[lexander] Carmichael.'

Song entitled 'Cumha' and accompanying note, nd

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/33
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha' beginning ''S fhad a shiubhail mi n oidhche, Dh fhios na maighdin bu bhoidhche' composed of forty-two lines, arranged as three verses of four lines each and fifteen verses in couplets. The accompanying note reads 'This poem was composed by a young man who went to see his sweetheart and whn he reached there he found that she had died shortly before his arrival.'

Song entitled 'Cumha Cairistine', nd

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/6
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha Cairistine' beginning 'Chairistine nach freagair thu mi, Cha fhreagair an nochd mo dhibhul mi'. The song is composed of thirty-eight lines, arranged into six verses of four lines each and a single line chorus. Annotations have been made to the text with alternative words or phrases, the annotation being separated from the main text with an oblique.

Song entitled 'Cumha Mhic an Toisich', 25 September 1872 and 4 January 1876

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/126
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha Mhic an Toisich' [Cumha Mhic an Tòisich or MacIntosh's Lament] collected from Mor Nic Neil, daughter of Alexander MacNeil, Ceantang[abhal] [Marion MacNeil, Ceanntangabhal/Kentangaval, Barraigh/Isle of Barra] beginning ''S mise bhean mhul[adach] giulan a churaic'. The song is composed of sixty-five lines, mostly set out as four line stanzas. The text has been scored through in ink and a note written transversely across the first page of text reads 'Sent to the Highlander 4th...

Song entitled 'Cumha n t Sealgair', 29 October 1872

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/106
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cumha n t Sealgair' [Cumha an t-Sealgair or The Hunter's Lament] beginning 'Ach Iain mhic Aonais oig, Be do dheigh bhi coir ria''. The song is composed of fifty-six lines. The word 'Comhachag?' is written transversely in ink across the first page of the song text.

Song entitled 'Fhaoileag Bheag Us Fhaoileag Mhara', nd

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/9
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Fhaoileag Bheag Us Fhaoileag Mhara' beginning 'Fhoileag bheag, Us fhaoileag mhara, Hò na hug òr in o ho'. The song is composed of thirty one lines arranged as a chorus and twenty six lines for the verses. Carmichael also notes two 'Other forms of chorus and airs', which give different vocables.

Song entitled 'Iubhrach Nan Guala Geala', nd

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW152/8
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Iubhrach Nan Guala Geala' beginning 'Moch Diluain ghabh i n cuan, Te bhoidheach nan guala geala'. The song is composed of thirty three lines arranged into fifteen verses in couplets and a chorus.