Ortha nan Gaidheal
- We are come to the door
- To see if we be the better of our visit,
- To tell the generous women of the townland
- That to-morrow is Calendae Day.
- May God bless the dwelling,
- Each stone, and beam, and stave,
- All food, and drink, and clothing,
- May health of men be always there.
- The malison of God and of Hogmanay be on you,
- And the scath of the plaintive buzzard,
- Of the hen-harrier, of the raven, of the eagle,
- And the scath of the sneaking fox.
- The scath of the dog and of the cat be on you,
- Of the boar, of the badger, and of the 'brugha,'
- Of the hipped bear and of the wild wolf,
- And the scath of the foul foumart.
Niall MacFhionnlaigh, A' Chiste Ghàidhlig, a chuir na teacsaichean seo gu léir bho Carmina Gadelica air an làrach-lìn aig Sabhal Mór Ostaig ann an 1995