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The Mingulay Boat Song

(Traditional, arranged by Brendan Nolan)

[Southern Sunset]

Key of G , Open G tuning: DBGDGD

Heel ye ho boys, let her go boys
Keep her head round unto the weather
Heel ye ho boys, let her go boys
Sailing homeward to Mingulay

What care we though white the minch is
What care we for wind or weather
Keep her in boys, every inch is
Nearer homeward to Mingulay

Wives are waiting by the pier-head
Looking seaward from the heather
Bring her round boys and we'll anchor
Ere the sun sets on Mingulay

Though the winds be wild with howling
And the waves climb ever higher
Anxious eyes are turning seaward
To greet us home to Mingulay