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Old Hag You Have Killed Me Calum Sgaire
Credits: Traditional; arranged by the Bothy Band
Appears On: Old Hag You Have Killed Me
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
Other Versions: "Calum Sgaire" by Mairi MacInnes on the Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel compilation
"Oran Chalum Sgire" on Rachel Walker's album Brighe Loch Iall

Lyrics: English Translation:
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Fail ile 's ho ro Fail ile 's ho ro
Fail ile 's ho ro Fail ile 's ho ro
Fail ile 's ho ra hu Fail ile 's ho ra hu
Hog i 's na hu h Hog i 's na hu h
Ged is math a bhith seladh Though it is enjoyable to be sailing
'S olc a tha i 'gam chrdadh I cannot say I'm enjoying it just now
'S mr gum b' fherr a bhith 'm Bsta I would rather be in Bosta
Cur an erna 'san raon Planting the corn in the field
Och a Rgh gur trom m' osna Oh Lord, I've a heavy, sighing heart
'S fhada mo luaidh anochd mi My love is far away from me tonight
Mise tuath air Ceann Lochlainn I'm away in the north at the Cape of Norway
'S ise aig Loch an Fhir Mhaoil While she's at Loch an Fhir Mhaoil
Dh' fhalbh i, ghlais i leinn dhaichaidh It set sail for home with us
Chuir i chuairt ud air Arcaibh It sailed 'round Orkney
Le cruinn ra 's siil gheala With new masts and white sails on her
Tde mhara 's i leinn She was running with the tide
On a fhuair mi ln rdugh Since I got a definite order
An t-soitheach a sheladh To sail the ship
'S ann stiireas mi 'n t-srn aic' I'll steer her prow
Air MacDhmhnaill a' Chaoil Towards MacDonald of the Kyle