PS 058 – The Glen is Mine

      Cò aig am bi mi is leis an Rìgh mi

      ’S leam fèin an Gleann

Primary Sources

C1 Co gha bhi mi s’leiss Riogh mi C1.57: 120
The Glen is our own, and all that it contains R.44: 31r
D2 A MacDonald’s March D2.41: 236
KB ’S Leam fein an Gleann / The Glen is mine KB.59: 157
SC Slum hin an Glan SC.38
Angus MacKay, ‘Specimens of Canntareachd’ (c. 1854), no. 38

Notes on Gaelic Titles

Cò dha bhios mi ’s leis an Rìgh mi  Co gha bhi mi s’leiss Riogh mi C1. Whoever I am for, Im with the King. This rationalisation of Colin Campbell’s title comes from Allan MacDonald who also offers Cha ghabh i mi, ’s leis an Rìgh mi (She won’t take me, I’m with the King) as an alternative but more remote possibility.

’S leam fèin an Gleann The Glen is our own, and all that it contains R; ’S Leam fein an Gleann / The Glen is mine KB; Slum hin an Glan SC. The Glen is Mine. Peter Reid’s translation ‘The Glen is our own’ is not supported by either Angus MacKay’s Gaelic titles or his longer song text ‘’S leam fein an Gleann, ’S leam fein na thann, &c.’

Roderick Cannon (2009), rev. Barnaby Brown 2015

Archive Recordings

1953 Pipe Major William MacLean
1959 Calum MacPherson
1960 Pipe Major Robert U Brown

Other Material

2002 William Donaldson: Set Tunes Notes

2011 William Donaldson: Set Tunes Notes

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