The Oban Times, 16 February, 1901
“Mouth-tunes,” or “Songs for Dancing.”
By Dr. Keith N. MacDonald
“Nighean na Cailliche Crotaiche Crubaich” is one of the old-fashioned tunes giving a picture of female attractiveness out of the common, evidently done in irony, and probably from disappointment. The rustic gentleman abuses both mother and daughter, the former for being hump-backed and lame, and the worst old woman in the country, and the latter as a virago, who stamped both her feet on the floor, and scolded him. It is in jig or march time.