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In The Bleak Midwinter (Scots)

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A Scots translation of the Christmas carol, In The Bleak Midwinter with additional verse written by Iona Fyfe, Scots Performer of the Year at the Scots Language Awards in 2020. Featuring Michael Biggins on piano.


In ‘e bleak midwinter
A lang lang time ago
Earth stood hard as iron
Waater like a stone
Snaw hid faen
Snaw on snaw, snaw on snaw
In ‘e bleak midwinter
A lang, lang time ago

Whit can I gie Him
Puir as I am?
Gin I were a shepherd
Ah wid gie a lamb
An gin I were a wise loon
Ah’d duly play ma pairt
Whit can ah gie him?
Ah wid gie ma hairt

In The Bleak Midwinter
Frosty wind maks mane
A’ll ne'er be a stranger
And niver rove alane.
An gin that I should loose my wye
An waak a darkened road
Yer licht ‘ill guide me hameward
Yer love fir me ye showed


from Iona Fyfe, released November 4, 2022
Piano: Michael Biggins
Voice: Iona Fyfe
Arranged by Michael Biggins and Iona Fyfe
Translated by Iona Fyfe
Verse three written by Iona Fyfe
Artwork by Seth Tinsley Illustration
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Waite


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Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland’s finest young folk singers, rooted in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. The first ever singer to win the coveted title of Musician of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2021, Iona has been described as “one of the best Scotland has to offer.” (Global-Music.de)

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