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Mingulay Boat Song
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Mingulay is a small island in the Outer Hebrides near Barra. Although the tune and these words are similar to many sea shanties, these words were written by Sir Hugh Roberton in 1938 for the Glasgow Orpheus Choir
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#229 in subgenre today Peak #3
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Peak #25
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music Trad./words Sir Hugh Roberton
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2007
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October 20, 2007
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MP3 3.8 MB, 320 kbps, 4:08
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Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys Bring her head round now all together Heel y'ho boys, let her go boys Sailing homeward to Mingulay! What care we tho' white the Minch is? What care we for wind and weather? Let her go boys, every inch is Sailing homeward to Mingulay! Wives are waiting on the bank, boys, Looking seaward from the heather. Pull her 'round boys, and we'll anchor 'Ere the sun sets at Mingulay! Ships return now, heavy laden Mothers holdin' bairns a-cryin' They'll return, though, when the sun sets They'll return to Mingulay.
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