Who Sang Mingulay Boat Song? Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm The Boathouse cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013-8-20
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic
length: 5:01
producer: Steve Twigger
Some other versions of "Mingulay Boat Song"

Lyrics
Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys
Bring her head round into the weather
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 or weather?
when we know that every inch is
sailing homeward to Mingulay?

Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys
Bring her head round into the weather
Heel y'ho boys, let her go boys
Sailing homeward to Mingulay!

When the wind is wild and wailing
And the waves mount ever higher
Anxious eyes turn ever seaward
To see us home, boys, to Mingulay

Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys
Bring her head round into the weather
Heel y'ho boys, let her go boys
Sailing homeward to Mingulay!

Wives are waiting at the pier heads,
Looking seaward from o'er heather.
Pull her 'round boys, and we'll anchor
'Ere the sun sets on Mingulay!

Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys
Bring her head round into the weather
Heel y'ho boys, let her go boys
Sailing homeward to Mingulay!

Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys
Bring her head round into the weather
Heel y'ho boys, let her go boys
Sailing homeward to Mingulay!

Ships return on, Heavy laden
Mothers holding the bairns a'cryin
They return yet, when the sun sets
They return back to mingulay.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Yarmouth Town
  • 2 Girls of Dublin Town
  • 3 Liverpool Judies
  • 4 My Son John
  • 5 Down to Old Maui
  • 6 Mingulay Boat Song
  • 7 Cape Cod Girls
  • 8 Weary Whaling Grounds
  • 9 Essequibo River
  • 10 Watery Grave
  • 11 Whiskey Johnny
  • 12 William Hollander

  • Release information
    label: Lost Again Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 020286214830
    script: Latin