Who Sang Scarlet Ribbons? The Cottars

The Cottars Made in Cape Breton cover art
Release information
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic
length: 3:52
You know I peeked in to say goodnight,
When I heard my child in prayer.
She said, "And for me some scarlet ribbons,
Scarlet ribbons for my hair."

All the stores were closed and shuttered,
And all the streets were dark and bare.
In our town, no scarlet ribbons,
Not one ribbon for her hair.

Through the night my heart was aching.
And just before the dawn was breaking,
I peeked in and on her bed,
In gay profusion lying there,
Lovely ribbons, scarlet ribbons.
Scarlet ribbons for her hair.

If I live to be a hundred,
I will never, never know from where,
Came those lovely scarlet ribbons,
Scarlet Ribbons for her hair.

Scarlet ribbons, there's magic in the air.
Scarlet, scarlet ribbons for her hair.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sùilean Dubh
  • 2 The Captain Campbell Medley: Captain Campbell / Calum Breugach / Wedding Reel #1 / Cuir 's a' Chiste Mhóir Mi (Wedding Reel #3) / The High Road to Linton
  • 3 I Know Who Is Sick
  • 4 The Boy's Lament Medley: The Boy's Lament for His Dragon / Jessie Smith / A Taste of Gaelic / Brenda Stubbert's Reel
  • 5 Ballinderry
  • 6 The Two Brothers Medley: Two Brothers / O'Keefe's Slide / The Tenpenny Bit
  • 7 Scarlet Ribbons
  • 8 Ciaran's Piano Medley: My Lodging's on the Cold Ground / The Lass o' the Corrie Mill / The Growling Old Man and Old Woman / The Golden Wedding Reel
  • 9 The Coulin/Hornpipes Medley: The Coulin / The Green Castle / The Harvest Home
  • 10 The Briar and The Rose
  • 11 The Pleasures of Home Medley: The Pleasures of Home / I Have a Wife of My Ain / Gabrielle's Jig
  • 12 Here's to Song
  • 13 Kitchen Racket