LT 54 Waulking Song
                       D.E.M. Smith on Skye 

White the sheep that gave the wool 
Green the pastures where they fed 
Blue the skies above the pool 
Where at noon they made their bed 

Sing the garden of the sea 
From whose flowers we won the dye 
Sing of sea-tang wild and free 
From our misty Isle of Skye 

Light the hearts that love the sea 
Brown the face that seeks the sun 
Brown and happy, here we are 
Singing till our task is done 

Move the web towards the sun 
Round the table, thump and rub 
Stretch and clap till all is done 
Stretch and clap and thump and rub 

Now is waulked the web we spun 
Winter storms may rave in vain 
Bless the work by which we won 
Comfort from the wind and rain 

Note :
Waulking songs are the songs sung while weaving. This one was
printed in Sam Henry's Sons of the People, collected from D.E.M. Smith on Skye in 1934.