An Island Sheiling Song (Marjory Kennedy-Fraser)

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Editor: Anne Dubrofsky (submitted 2003-05-14).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: An Island Sheiling Song
Composer: Marjory Kennedy-Fraser

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo medium
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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Last night by the sheiling was Mairi, my beloved,
Out on the hillside by the sheiling, my Mairi, my beloved.
Mo Mhairi, mo leannan, mo Mhairi my beloved.
On the hillside by the sheiling, my Mairi, my beloved.

Like the white lily floating in the peat hag’s dark waters,
Pure and white as the lily in the peat hag’s dark waters.
Mo Mhairi, mo leannan, mo Mhairi my beloved.
Like the lily white, floating in the peat hag’s dark waters.

Like the blue gentian blooming wet wi’dew in the sunshine
are the eyes of my Mairi, purple blue in the sunshine,
Mo Mhairi, mo leannan, mo Mhairi my beloved.
Lily white, pure, gentian eyed is my Mairi, my beloved.