Sláinte Band with Tacoma Youth Chorus
Audio from 'Free Music Archive'
Mairi's Wedding by Sláinte is licensed under an
In 1934 the song was written in Gaelic by J.R. Bannerman
‘Gaol mo chridhe-
Two years later, Hugh Roberton published "The Lewis Bridal Song"
with English words for "Mairi's Wedding".
Here are the main lyrics you will hear in this recording
from Sláinte’s 2010 album: ‘Cup of Tea’.
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 shieling through the town
All for sake of Mairi
Cheeks as high as rowans are,
Brighter far than any star,
Fairest o' them all by far
Is my darlin' Mairi