The snow's on the mountains, the snow's in the gill

A picture of Snaefell in an unseasonable fall of snow today. The words in my title are from a very miserable Manx folk song “Ny kirree fo Niaghtey” -“The sheep under the snow”. The whole flock is lost on the mountain under the snow and the shepherds go out with haste, lanterns and staves but the sheep are all dead. Great tune, though. (Manx National Song Book Vol.1 first song.)