Traditional Scottish Songs
- Mhàiri's Wedding

Here is a bright and breezy Lewis Wedding Song which was written by Sir Hugh Roberton.

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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