Mairi's Wedding

Dance: "Wooing Mairi," alternate tune - the tune is a composition that started by inverting the traditional tune "Mairi's Wedding" which is often played for the English Country Dance on the last iteration of the tune.
Song: "Mairi's Wedding" (traditional)

Over hillways up and down
Myrtle green and bracken brown,
Past the sheiling through the town
All for sake of Mairi.

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


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

Cheeks as bright as rowans are
Brighter far than any star,
Fairest o' them all by far
Is my darlin' Mairi.
      chorus

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