John Robert Mallernee

HIELAND[1] MAN

There’s a croft[2] in the glen
And a lass[3] that I ken[4],
With light from the hearth[•]
In the gloam[•].
From the braes[5], I return,
And whilst[6] wading the burn[7],
I wish I shan’t
Far from her roam.

I’m a Hielander man,
And must do for my clan[•].
Wee[•] bairns[•] in the hame[•]
Must be fed.
‘Tis wages I yearn
Tae[•] work and tae earn
Before I can
Lie in my bed.

O’er Hielands, I gain[•]
In the wind driven rain
Tae Glasgow
Or some other toon[•].
For a fine brawny[•] lad[•],
There’s jobs tae be had
Tae toil the through hours
‘Til sun doon[•].

In muck and in dust,
I shall do what I must,
‘Til I can wend[•] hame
Tae my clan.
The lass that I ken
At the croft in the glen[•],
Is waiting for
Her Hieland man.

I’m a Hielander man,
And I’ll do for my clan.
Wee bairns in the hame
Must be fed.
‘Tis wages I yearn
Tae work and tae earn
Before i can
Lie in my bed.

In muck and in dust,
I shall do what I must,
‘Til I can wend hame
Tae my clan.
At the croft in the glen,
The lass that I ken
Is waiting for
Her Hieland man.

At the croft in the glen,
The lass that I ken
Is waiting for
Her Hieland man.

She’s waiting for
Her hieland man,
And I love being
Her Hieland man!

Gaelic Translations: Tapadh Leibh (pronounced “Tah-Pah-Leev”) – Thank you
Slainte Mhath (pronounced “Slawn-cha-vah”) – Good health