[From Manx Ballads, 1896]




SHOH dhyt y Doagan,
Cre dooyrt y Doagan ?
Dar y chrosh, dar y chron,
Dar y maldjey beg, jeeragh ny cam,
Ayns y cheylley veg shid hoal.
My verrys oo yn kione jeh' n Doagan,
Veryms y kione jeeds er-y-hon.


THIS to thee the Doagan,
What says the Doagan ?
Upon the cross, upon the block,
Upon the little staff, straight or crooked,
In the little wood over yonder.
If thou wlll't give the head of the Droagan,
I will give thy head for it.


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