The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66839 Message #1828908
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
06-Sep-06 - 11:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: MacCrimmon's Lament
Subject: RE: Dick Gaughan - unknown lament
No, I don't. It doesn't appear in Bruce Campbell's Orain nan Gaidheal, either; but you can be sure that anything cited by Murray on Saltspring is pretty reliable.
Donald MacDonalds's site ( http://www3.sympatico.ca/donaldmacdonald/songs.htm ) sadly credits no source for the text he reproduces.
For Lachlan MacBean's translation, see http://ingeb.org/songs/chatille.html
A few other websites quote forms of the song including that verse, but the one I indicate is the only one I've found that credits a source beyond transcription from a modern recorded arrangement.