THE MAID GAED TO THE MILL

Here is the Lyric from the filthy Song of Outlanders Episode 5 “Rent”

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THE MAID GAED TO THE MILL (from Ewan Mac­Coll)

The maid gaed to the mill by nicht
Hey, hey, sae wan­ton!
The maid gaed to the mill by nicht
Hey, sae wan­ton she
She swo­re by a’ the stars sae bricht
That she should hae her corn ground
She should hae her corn ground
Mill and mul­tu­re free

Then oot and cam’ the miller’s man
Hey, hey, sae wan­ton!
Oot and cam’ the miller’s man
Hey, sae wan­ton he!
He swo­re he’d do the best he can
For to get her corn ground
For to get her corn ground
Mill and mul­tu­re free

He put his hand about her neck
Hey, hey, sae wan­ton!
He put his hand about her neck
Hey, sae wan­ton he!
He flung her doon upon a sack
And the­re she got her corn ground
The­re she got her corn ground
Mill and mul­tu­re free

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When other maids gaed oot to play
Hey, hey, sae wan­ton!
When other maids gaed oot to play
Hey, sae wan­ton­ly!
She sig­hed and sob­bed and would­na stay
Becau­se she’d got her corn ground
Becau­se she’d got her corn ground
Mill and mul­tu­re free

When forty weeks were past and gane
Hey, hey, sae wan­ton!
When forty weeks were past and gane
Hey, sae wan­ton­ly!
This las­sie had a braw lad bairn
For get­tin’ o’ her corn ground
Get­tin’ o’ her corn ground
Mill and mul­tu­re free

Her mit­her bid her cast it oot
Hey, hey, sae wan­ton!
Her mit­her bid her cast it oot
Hey, sae wan­ton­ly!
It was the miller’s dus­ty clout
For get­ting’ o’ her corn ground
Get­tin’ o’ her corn ground
Mill and mul­tu­re free

Her faither bade her keep it in
Hey, hey, sae wan­ton!
Her faither bade her keep it in
Hey, sae wan­ton­ly!
It was the chief o’ a’ her kin
Becau­se she’d got her corn ground
Becau­se she’d got her corn ground
Mill and mul­tu­re free

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12 Comments

  1. February 15
    Reply

    Dou­gal will never live down the corn grin­ding remark, will he?
    Bad boys!

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      February 16
      Reply

      Hi Nor­ma

      nice to see you here again..nope no Dou­gal without some Corn..and when i saw Corn i always have Dou­gal in my mind ? LG Hei­ke

  2. Jan Moutz
    February 15
    Reply

    I guess this would be Dougal’s the­me song, if he had his own show!
    Boys will be boys!

    That is very inte­res­ting! Thank you!

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      February 16
      Reply

      Hi Jan..for me it is his The­me Song ☺..Corn Corn Corn …LG Hei­ke

  3. Terry
    February 15
    Reply

    any chan­ce we can get a “trans­la­ti­on” of this to 20th cen­tu­ry english ver­na­cu­lar? LOL I think I get the jist, but am lost on a few of the gaelic wor­ds. Thanks!

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      February 16
      Reply

      Hi Ter­ry

      will try to find a english version..LG Hei­ke

  4. Jan Moutz
    February 16
    Reply

    Damn! I wish I had figu­red out soo­ner that you can post your blog to Pin­te­rest!

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      February 16
      Reply

      the who­le blog ? i put a plug­in on the blog to make it easier..not much on Pin­terst mys­elf ☺

  5. Traci M
    February 16
    Reply

    Thank you for this! How did you ever figu­re it out and find it?!

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      February 16
      Reply

      Hi Tra­ci..

      just lis­ten very care­ful­ly to the lyrics and then start some rese­arch with wor­ds like “Mil­ler”, “Corn”, Folksongs.…found it some month ago but was not sure what to do with it ☺..glad you enjoy it…LG Hei­ke

  6. Josephine Howe
    August 27
    Reply

    Gre­at song x
    But the­re is no Gaelic wor­ds in this song

    • Heike Ginger Ba
      September 7
      Reply

      May­be you can trans­la­te it :)..this is the only ver­si­on i found… LG Hei­ke

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