Are Ye Sleeping, Maggie?

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

previously recorded on our 2nd album
themadmaggies.bandcamp.com/track/are-ye-sleepin-maggie


photo: Erika Schiefer

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 Live at Lagunitas Brewing Co., released July 15, 2014

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The Mad Maggies are musicians from Montreal, Quebec and the San Francisco Bay Area who play rowdy ska rock folk fusion with a dash of hot pepper and a swig of slivovitz -- they kick up some dust.

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