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

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (recording, Penny Morrison)
Keywords: fight mermaid/man supernatural
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Hebr))


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


Alas, Lomax provides only the introductory verses and a maddeningly brief summary of the song. - PJS