Hop-tu-naa My Mother’s Gone Away


Hop-tu-naa is a Celtic festival celebrated on the Isle of Man on October 31. It marks the beginning of Samhain, a Gaelic holiday celebrating the end of harvest and beginning of winter. (source)


(Folk song from the Isle of Man)

My mother’s gone away,
And she won’t be back until the morning.

Jinny the Witch flew over the house,
To fetch the stick to lather the mouse. Refrain

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

Share this post

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top