Thursday, August 29, 2019

Music on My Mind

Kathleen MacInnes, "Gaol ise Gaol i". It's a rhythm song; it's the sort of thing you would sing when working on some big cooperative task that requires that everybody keep time, so while it has lyrics, they can be anything that keeps the time. In Scotland they were often called waulking songs, because waulking, which is part of how tweed is made, and how it is made waterproof, required a lot of women beating wet cloth for an extended period of time.

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