Mairi's Wedding
(The Lewis Bridal Song)
Adapted by Sir H. Roberton


Chorus
Step we gaily, on we go,
Heel for heel and toe for toe
Arm in arm and row on row,
All for Mairi's wedding.

Over hillways up and down
Myrtle green and bracken brown
Past the shieling thro' the town
All for sake o' Mairi.

Step we gaily, on we go,
Heel for heel and toe for toe
Arm in arm and row on row,
All for Mairi's wedding.

Red her cheeks as rowans are
Bright her eye as any star
Fairest o' them a' by far
Is my darling Mairi.

Step we gaily, on we go,
Heel for heel and toe for toe
Arm in arm and row on row,
All for Mairi's wedding.

Plenty herring, plenty meal
Plenty peat to fill her creel
Plenty bonny bairns as weel
That's the toast of Mairi.

Step we gaily, on we go,
Heel for heel and toe for toe
Arm in arm and row on row,
All for Mairi's wedding.

Midi sequenced by Barry Taylor

Traditional Gaelic tune with words adapted by Sir Hugh Roberton from an earlier song of the same name.

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