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88               Music of the Waters.
solution of such lines as " With the bent yew on their shoulders," or the last line of the first verse—" Since they did not call me to the fellowship of the brethren/' Probably, both these lines allude to some Gaelic custom. The tune follows :—
"Och Nan och, Mo leir Chradh," or "Oh, my painful Sorrow," is another boatman's favourite, and treats of a bold and adventurous seaman, Jain Garble MacGille Challum of Vlathsay, who was lost on Hesgair.
Gaelic and Ejiglish Versions.
I. " Och nan och, Mo leir chradh Near dh eirich do'n gliaisgeach ! Cha'n eil sealgaer na sinne, 'N dingh a rith na'm beamcasa."

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