PS 057 – MacCrimmon will never return

      Cha till Mac Cruimein

      Cha till mi tuille

Primary Sources

P Cha till mi tuille P: 41
C1 Cha till mi tuil C1.56: 117
Cha Till mi Tuille / I return no more R.34: 24v
KB Cha Till Mac Cruimein / MacCrummen will never return KB.7: 17

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Cha till Mac Cruimein Cha Till Mac Cruimein / MacCrummen will never return KB. MacCrimmon will never return. Traditional songs with this opening have been shown to be nineteenth-century reworkings of Cha till mi tuille; see V.S. Blankenhorn, ‘Traditional and bogus elements in MacCrimmon’s Lament’, Scottish Studies 22 (1978), pp. 45-67.

Cha till mi tuille Cha till mi tuille / Never more shall I return P; Cha till mi tuil C1; Cha Till mi Tuille / I return no more R. I shall never return.

Roderick Cannon (2009)

Other Material

William Donaldson’s Set Tunes Notes (2005)

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