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Skeealyn Vannin, Disk 2 Track 13iii: Speaker: Ned Maddrell, Cregneash, Rushen

Date(s): 1948

Creator(s): Irish Folklore Commission

Transcript: ‘Gallop, Gallop, gping to the Fair’
Lhiggey, lhiaggey goll gys y vargey,
Gallop, gallop going to the fair,

geiyrt er ny mraane lesh ny oanraghyn jiargey,
chasing the women with the red petticoats,

Lhiggey, lhiaggey goll gys y keeill,
gallop gallop going to the Church,

geiyrt er ny mraane lesh ny oanrycan green,
chasing the women with the green petticoats,

Shooyl, shooyl yn dooinney boght, roie, roie, yn eirinagh,
Walk, walk the poor man, run, run, the farmer,

Lhiggey, lhiggey, lhiggey, dooinney seyr.
Gallop, gallop, gallop, gentleman.

Shen ta mee er clashtyn ny chenn mraane gra tra v’ad boandyrys ny lhiannooyn.
That's what I have heard the old women say when they were nursing the children. (babies)

How’s that?!

(Transcribed and translated by Walter Clarke, Ramsey)

Language: Manx

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: WHOLE

ID number: SA 0579/2/13iii


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