Mairi’s Wedding – lyrics and chords

The original lyrics to Mairi’s Wedding were written in Gaelic by John Bannerman in 1934 in honour of Scottish singer Mary C MacNiven. They were translated into English by Sir Hugh Robertson a few years later.

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The chords to Marie’s Wedding are presented here in the key of G Major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

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G 
Step we gaily, on we go
 
C 
Heel for heel  
D7 
and toe for toe,
 
G 
Arm in arm and row on row
 
C 
All for Mair
D7 
i’s 
 
wedding.
 
G 
Over hillways up and down
 
C 
Myrtle green  
D7 
and bracken brown,
 
G 
Past the sheilings through the town
 
C 
All for sake  
D7 
of 
 
Mairi.

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Red her cheeks as rowans are
Bright her eyes as any star,
Fairest o’ them all by far
Is our darlin’ Mairi.

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Plenty herring, plenty meal
Plenty peat to fill her creel,
Plenty bonny bairns as well
That’s the toast for Mairi.

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[G]Step we gaily, on we go
[C]Heel for heel [D7]and toe for toe,
[G]Arm in arm and row on row
[C]All for Mair[D7]i’s wedding.

[G]Over hillways up and down
[C] Myrtle green [D7]and bracken brown,
[G] Past the sheilings through the town
[C]All for sake [D7]of Mairi.

Chorus

Red her cheeks as rowans are
Bright her eyes as any star,
Fairest o’ them all by far
Is our darlin’ Mairi.

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Plenty herring, plenty meal
Plenty peat to fill her creel,
Plenty bonny bairns as well
That’s the toast for Mairi.

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