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Songs

 Subject
Subject Source: Sss
Scope Note: Created For = CW

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael, 2 September 1870 to 7 October 1875

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106
Scope and Contents Field notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael. Written on the inside front cover is '2/9 1870. Oban' and on the flyleaf is '[deleted: Twas] Friday 2 Sep[tember]. 1870. 12 noon from Ob[an]'. Folios 1-3r and 75r to 117v are blank. The text on folio 3v and 4r and 4v is written updside down and is later text (29 January 1875). The contents are in two distinct sections, the first being material collected on Lios Mòr/Lismore and the second being material collected in South Uist. Much of the...

Song entitled 'Cailleachann Fhinn' and accompanying note, 1883

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87/13
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Cailleachann Fhinn' beginning 'Cha 'n i chailleach sin (1) na chailleach sin (2)' collected from Catrina Nic an Toisich [Catherine MacIntosh] bocag [pauper], Staoligearry, South Uist [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas] on 20 May 1875, and accompanying note which states that the song is about Fionn's twelve women and each one has a verse. Carmichael also states that 'The meaning of this is not very clear and I omitted to get explanations'. There are a few subtle...

Song entitled 'Euology on Mrs Drevir' and accompanying note, 25 December 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/119
Scope and Contents Song entitled 'Euology on Mrs Drevir' collected from Catherine Macintosh, Staoligeary [Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Failte dhuibh a cho[mh]lain thainig, Dh faisg a chonai'. The note states that Catherine is forty years old and 'at poetry all that time & she is greatly obl[ige]d to Mrs Dre[ver] for her munificence & kindness.'

Song toasting Dr Nicol, 25 December 1872

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/120
Scope and Contents Song toasting Dr Nicol, probably collected from Catherine MacIntosh, pauper, Stadhlaigearraidh/Stilligarry, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist beginning 'Thaining thug[ainn] [dh]an tir, Tra[gh]ai[dh] sinn uile a ghlain[n]e.' The song is composed of forty-two lines. Carmichael has mistakenly described the toast as a 'droch slaint' instead of a 'deoch-slàinte'.

Transcription notebook of Alexander Carmichael, 1883 to 1885

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW87
Scope and Contents Transcription notebook belonging to Alexander Carmichael containing material collected between October 1867 and December 1885. The material dated from 1883 to 1885 was probably written down at source. The notebook is marked as 'No IV' and the inside cover gives his address as 30 Royal Circus, Edinburgh [Dun Eideann] and the date as 16 November 1883. The material transcribed and collected in this notebook includes love songs, religious songs, waulking songs and songs relating to cattle. Much of...