Cut by the light of the new moon by a young woman who said as a charm:
“Good morra, green yarra,
Good morra, green yarra,
Good morra green yarra to thee;
Tell me tonight
Who my true love shall be.
If he appears to me in blue,
His love to me shall ever be true;
If he appears to me in green,
His love to me shall never be seen;
If he appears to me in grey,
His love for me is far away.”
Then the yarrow is brought home and placed under the pillow and the mystic dream is expected.
(source: Vocabulary of the Anglo-Manx Dialect by AW Moore, S Morrison & E Goodwin (1924); photo)