Mingulay boat song

Paroles: Hugh S Roberton
Refrain: trad.

  Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys
  Bring her head round and 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
Wearing 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 then to Mingulay.