Folksongs and folklore of South Uist /

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Author / Creator:Shaw, Margaret Fay.
Edition:2nd ed.
Imprint:Edinburgh : Birlinn, 1999.
Description:xiv, 306 p., 32 p. of plates : ill., maps, music ; 25 cm.
Subject:Folk songs -- Scotland -- South Uist -- History and criticism.
Folk songs, Scottish Gaelic -- History and criticism.
Folklore -- Scotland -- South Uist.
Folk music.
Folk songs, Scottish Gaelic.
Scotland -- South Uist.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Previously published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1977.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-297) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Prayers and Saints' Days
  • Ballads
  • Proverbs and Sayings
  • Old Cures
  • Recipes for Dyeing Wool
  • Recipes for Special Dishes
  • Stories. 1. 'I am not a Scholar, and I don't Want to be' (Animal Fable). 2. 'Let Every Man Take his Own Shags from the Cliff' (Anecdote Illustrating Proverb). 3. The Shepherd's Wife. 4. The Laird, the Priest and the Fool. 5. Thomas the Rhymer, Son of the Dead Woman. 6. The Fortune of Lord Duneel. Sailing Songs. Songs of War. An Exile's Song. Laments. Songs about Hunting. Songs of Love. Songs of the Fair. Little Songs. Lullabies. Milking Songs. Fairy Songs. Vocal Dance Music. Spinning Songs. Waulking Songs. Clapping Songs.