Traditional Scottish Songs
- Mhàiri's Wedding
Over hillways up and down
Myrtle green and bracken brown, Past the shieling through the town All for sake of Mhàiri.
Step me gaily, off we go Heel for heel and toe for toe, Arm in arm and off we go All for Mhàiri's wedding.
Plenty herring, plenty meal
Plenty peat to fill her creel, Plenty bonny bairns as weel That's the toast for Mhàiri.
Cheeks as bright as rowans are
Brighter far than any star, Fairest o' them all by far Is my darlin' Mhàiri.
Meaning of unusual words:
Mhàiri=Gaelic form of "Mary"
shieling=hut in the hills for people looking after animals.
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