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Cailin Òg as Stiùireamaiche

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Title - Cailin Òg as Stiùireamaiche
Contributors - Kate MacCormick
Reporters - Calum Iain Maclean

Summary - This text falls into several sections. The first describes the characters of women. Some are senseless and shameless, while others are bold and manly.

The following section says: "I lay in a fever that day, and for a year and a quarter. She didn't come to see me until five quarters had passed."

The final section says: "I climbed to the highest window and saw the king's children with a golden shinty stick and silver balls. I took a stick and scored two goals against them."

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:23
Date Recorded - 1953
Language - Gaelic
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 5874
Original Tape ID - SA1953.044
Original Track ID - SA1953.44.B7
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes - This song appears to be a ballad adapted as a waulking song, and its chorus line is possibly what Pistol is referring to in his words "Calen o custure me" in Shakespeare's 'Henry V'.

See:
'An t-Òranaiche' (Gilleasbaig Mac na Ceàrdadh) p. 21
'Hebridean Folksongs' vol. 2 (Campbell/Collinson) p. 44

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