'S mise chunnaic an t-longnadh (Mermaid Song) (It Is I Who Saw The Wonder)

DESCRIPTION: In Scots Gaelic: "It is I who saw the wonder/One early morning as I was looking for sheep/A girl with flowing brown hair/Sat on a flat rock of the gulls." The mermaid and her brothers are involved in a mysterious, bloody fight in a rocky cave
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (recording, Penny Morrison)
KEYWORDS: fight mermaid/man supernatural
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Hebr))
Penny Morrison, "'S mise chunnaic an t-longnadh [Mermaid Song] (It Is I Who Saw The Wonder)" [fragment] (on Lomax43, LomaxCD1743)
NOTES [16 words]: Alas, Lomax provides only the introductory verses and a maddeningly brief summary of the song. - PJS

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