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song[edit]

Sing Me a Song of a Lad That is Gone

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone, Say, could that lad be I? Merry of soul he sailed on a day Over the sea to Skye.

Mull was astern, Rum on the port, Eigg on the starboard bow; Glory of youth glowed in his soul; Where is that glory now?

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone, Say, could that lad be I? Merry of soul he sailed on a day Over the sea to Skye.

Give me again all that was there Give me the sun that shone!

Give me the eyes, give me the soul,

Give me the lad that's gone!

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone, Say, could that lad be I? Merry of soul he sailed on a day Over the sea to Skye.

Billow and breeze, islands and seas, Mountains of rain and sun, All that was good, all that was fair, All that was me is gone.

Z 04:59, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Gallery[edit]

Does this really add much to this article to be worth including? No doubt what the book has to say about Eigg is of interest, but does a photo of the front page tell us anything --JBellis (talk) 10:38, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Not at present. I have been asked to remove a gallery as part of a GAC, but WP:MOS does not seem to mind them in principle. It might have a purpose if (as would be desirable in future) there was a sub-section about Miller's visit. Ben MacDuiTalk/Walk 15:18, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

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Was Eigg within the kingdom of Cat?[edit]

Prof. Hudson points out notes to the early 10th century Felire Oengusa says the following: "Ega .i. nomen fontis hi Cattaib i tuaisciurt Alban, et ibi Donnan cum suis martyrium subiit, ..." and goes on to tell of his death due to the envy of rich woman.

and: "Donnan Egha .i. Egha ainm abainn fil i n-Albain. No oilen, 7 is annside ata Donnan, fw ic Cataib i tuascert Alban, et ibi Donnan sanctus cum sua familia obiit .i. lu." "Donnan of Eig, i.e. Egha is the name of a river in Scotland. Or it is an island, and 'tis there is Donnan, or in Caithness in the north of Scotland, and there holy Donnan died with his community, to wit, fifty-five."

followed by: "Ega .i. proprium (nomen) loci, is ann roches Donnan. [in marg.] .i. nomen fontis in All Saxainib nb hi Cataib, et ibi ob[i]it Donnan cum sua familia .iiii. ar choicait, passus est. L." "Ega, i.e. the proper name of a place. 'Tis there that Donnan suffered : the name of a fountain in All-Saxain, or in Caithness, and there Donnan, cum sua familiar fifty-four (in number), passus est."

Norse Etymology !!![edit]

How can be Eigg be consider to have a Norse origin, when the name pre-dates the Norse? As the page says: "Adomnán calls the island Egea insula in his Vita Columbae (c. 700 AD)"