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Rob Roy Ailein Duinn
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie & Carter Burwell
   
Appears On: To The Moon; Dusk Till Dawn; Celtic Voices (compilation); Rob Roy (soundtrack)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Ailein Duinn" on Mav's album Mav
"Ailein Duinn" on Mac-talla's album ...Mairidh Gaol Is Ceol
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Gura mise tha fo islean How sorrowful I am
Moch sa mhaduinn is mi g'irigh Early in the morning rising
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
h shibhlainn leat h, I would go with you
H ri bh h ru bh H ri bh h ru bh
H ri bh h rinn o ho H ri bh h rinn o ho
Ailein Duinn, h shibhlainn leat Brown-haired Alan, h, I would go with you
   
Ma 's'en cluasag dhuit a ghaineamh If your pillow is the sand
Ma 'se leabaidh dhut an gheamainn If your bed is the seaweed
   
Ma 's en t-iasg do choinlean geala If the fish are your bright candles
Ma 's e na rin do luchd-faire If the seals are your watchmen
   
Dh'lainn deoch ge boil le cch e I'd drink, though all abhor it
De dh'fhuil do choim 's tu 'n didh do bhathadh Of your heart's blood after your drowning