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Old 25th March 2015, 10:16
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Smile Hoo roo skoordoo maroon

Well, I think that's what the line is, I'm hoping someone might recognise it!
Hello everyone, I'm new to this Forum and have joined because I need help identifying a song that's in my head.
Many (40!) years ago, I learned a Gaelic song at primary school, probably for scots language week, and although I don't recall knowing what it was about, the words and the tune are still in my head. I'd like to know what it is, so I'm looking for help from any Gaelic speakers out there who might recognise that line or any of my no doubt awful phonetic attempts at the rest of it that I've noted down below.
Bear in mind, these are the words in my head so and with the passage of time may be wrong here and there, but essentially it goes like this:

Hoo roo skoordoo maroon
Hook me gill skanarach loom
Mogh yesh nee na guckle dine
Stoy loom haig mo vari boag

I think that's probably the chorus but it's all I remember. It's probably the right sort of tempo for a waulking song, with a beat roughly each second (on "hoo", "doo", "hook", "....na..." and so on, so only about 8 seconds worth above.

My sincere apologies for crucifying what is probably a beautiful wee piece! If any Gaelic speakers recognise it, or even what any of the words might be, that might help narrow down my search and I'd be very grateful.
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Old 25th March 2015, 14:48
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Hello Lesley, pull up a seat and stay awhile !

Regards the poem, if I'm not mistaken, it looks like an old Klingon love song about a warrior making an array of fragrant incense bowls from the skulls of defeated enemies to prove his love for his sweetheart.

(Sorry - I only saw your post when I saw the word "maroon" and it immediately drew me here. Tig would know why !)
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Old 25th March 2015, 17:55
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Ah, now we didn't do Klingon until secondary school.......
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Old 25th March 2015, 23:19
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Hi there Leslie and welcome. Sorry I can't help with the lyrics, I can't even remember the words to the ice cream making song, (beyond Sara Bonda . . . )
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Old 26th March 2015, 14:14
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Hoo roo skoordoo maroon
Hook me gill skanarach loom
Mogh yesh nee na guckle dine
Stoy loom haig mo vari boag
Isn't that Nirvana's "Smells like teen spirit"??
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Old 31st March 2015, 13:08
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get "shazam" on your phone and hum the tune into it

might work
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It is in Gaelic perhaps? Spelling may be altered from English?
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