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Thread #143902   Message #3351909
Posted By: Jim McLean
17-May-12 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Subject: RE: New website 150 stories of Scots songs
Gotcha, the Gaelic make for the Black Watch is a literal translation, "Am Freiceadan Dubh".
Myunderstanding of the song is that he lassie lost her virginity while "pu'in the bracken" which was a common occurrence in the country (pulling the bracken, not losing one's virginity although they might be mutually exclusive)! The Gaelic song "Tha mi Sgiith" has the refrain " Cutting the bracken" ( Buin a rainich) so I can see a confusion here.
An excellent site, by the way.