Mingulay Boat Song
Hugh S. Roberton

What care we how wild the minch is
What care we for the windy weather
Hail ya ho boys, every inch is
Sailing closer to Mingalay

Chorus:
Hail ya ho boys, let her go boys
Bring her head ‘round, in to the weather
Hail ya ho boys, let her go boys
Sailing homeward to Mingalay

Wives and sweethearts on the hillside
Looking seaward through the heather
Let her go boys, and we’ll anchor
‘Ere the sun sets on Mingalay

Chorus

When the wind is wild with shouting
And the waves climb ever higher
Anxious eyes turn ever seaward
To see us home, boys, to Mingalay

Chorus

Sailing homeward to Mingalay

Sailing homeward to Mingalay