Thoir An Aire

Thoir An Aire

Here's a little song in Scottish Gaelic that I wrote in April 2023 inspired by a trip to the Isle of Skye in Scotland.


Thoir An Aire

Seist
Thoir an aire, thoir an aire
Thoir an aire, tha Iain a' tighinn
Thoir an aire, thoir an aire
Tha Iain rùisgte is tha e a' tighinn

Ghoid Màiri a drathais
Ghoid Màiri a briogais
Ghoid Màiri a geansaidh gorm is geal
Ghoid Màiri a lèine
Ghoid Màiri a brògan
Ghoid Màiri aodach Iain gu lèir

Ruith air falbh, ruith air falbh
Ruith air falbh tha Iain a' tighinn
Ruith air falbh, ruith air falbh
Tha guga aige is tha e a' tighinn

Càit bheil Calum?
Càit a bheil Coinneach?
Càit a bheil Ceiteag?
Am faca tu iad?
Càit a bheil Mairead?
Càit a bheil Mòrag?
Ruith iad air falbh
oir tha Iain a' tighinn

Watch Out!

Chorus
Watch out, watch out
Watch out, Iain is coming
Watch out, watch out
Iain is naked and he's coming.

Màiri stole his pants
Màiri stole his trousers
Màiri stole his blue and white jumper
Màiri stole his shirt
Màiri stole his shoes
Màiri stole all Iain's clothes

Run away, run away
Run away, Iain is coming
Run away, run away
He has salted gannet and he's coming

Where is Calum?
Where is Kenneth?
Where is Katie?
Have you seen them?
Where is Margaret?
Where is Morag?
They run away
because Iain is coming

Here's a recording:

Simon Ager Thoir An Aire (Watch Out)


Songs I've written

The Elephant Song | When you get to jiggit | Chaos | Winter | Everyday adventures | Hints of Blossom | A Panda in a Poncho | Plinkin Plookplooks | Spollagyn son tey | How many? | A Gnu in My Shoe | A Hen in My Hat | The Ballad of the Wug and the Cra | La Plume de ma Tante | Ukuleles On The Shore | Echoes on the Tongue | Dardledumdue | It's Okay To Be Odd | Monday Morning | Tall Tales | Sail Across The Sky | Two Left Feet | Thunder River | Ning | Lazybones | Goats | The Toaster Song | Hello Hi Hey | Thingamajig | Jolly Yuletide | The Pliffploff | Bubbles | Distraction | Little Lions | The Little Green Owl | Pannas Owen | Seize The Day | Music in the Air | Pocket Hedgehogs | Dust | Lillilu | Lost in a Good Book | Quiet Please | Ffaldiral | Melting 😅 | That's When We'll Do That Thing | As Easy As | What Did I Come In Here For? | Upside Down | Thoir An Aire! | Ho Ha Hey

Other songs

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