Are Ye Sleepin', Maggie?

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a mad version of the Scottish classic by Robert Tannenhill (1774-1810)

lyrics

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ARE YE SLEEPIN', MAGGIE?

Mirk and rainy is the nicht,
there's no' a staum in a' the carry
Lichtnin's gleam athwart the lift,
and cauld winds drive wi' winters fury.

Oh, are ye sleeping Maggie
Oh, are ye sleeping Maggie
let me in, for loud the linn is howling
ower the warlock Craigie.

Fearfu' soughs the boortree bank,
the rifted wood roars wild and dreary
Loud the iron yett does clank,
the cry of hoolits mak's me eerie.

Chorus

Abune ma breath, I daurnae speak,
for fear I rouse your waukrife Daddy
Cauld's the blast upon my cheek,
O rise, O rise my bonnie lady.

Chorus

She's ope'd the door, she's let him in,
she's cuist aside his dreepin plaidie
Blaw yer warst ye rain and wind,
for Maggie noo I'm an aside ye.

Chorus

A Noo since your waukin' Maggie,
noo since yer waukin' Maggie
What care I for hoolits cry,
for boortree bank or warlock Craigie

Chorus

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from Magdalena's Revenge, released January 1, 2007
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THE MAD MAGGIES
Johny Blood: tuba
Dana Burt: drums
John Hensley: trumpets
Lawrence Jarach: trombone
J. X. Jones: tenor sax, clarinet
Maggie Martin: accordion, vocals
Lewis Wallace: bass guitar
Gary Wium: guitars, vocals


Written by M. Martin

Recorded at Wally Sound, Oakland, California
Analog, 2 inch tape, 16 track

Mastered by J. J Golden, Ventura, California
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