Monday, June 1, 2009

Mairi's Wedding

A.K.A. Mari's Wedding, Mary's Wedding
A traditional Scottish song
Rise Up Singing chapter: Love, p.126
Chords: E - A B7 ://

Step we gaily on we go, heel for heel and toe for toe
Arm in arm and on we go, all for Mairi's wedding

Over hill ways up and down, myrtle green and bracken brown
Past the sheeling through the town, all for the sake of Mairi

Plenty herring, plenty meal, plenty peat to fill her creal
Plenty bonny bairns as weel, that's the toast for Mairi

Cheeks as bright as rowans are, brighter far than any star
Fairest of them all by far is my darling Mairi

A quick Scots lesson:

bairn = child
weel = well
wir ain leed = our own language

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