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Cliar Puirt A Beul
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Mary Ann Kennedy & Maggie Macdonald
  a) Mo Bh Dubh Mhr
b) Tiugainn Leam Ille Dhuibh
c) Tha Fear Am Beinn An t-Slochdain Duibh
d) Tha Bainn' Aig Na Caoraich Uile
e) Gobha Druim An Aonaich
f) Nead Na Lach As A' Luachair
   
Appears On: Cliar
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: a) "Mo Bh Dhubh Mhr" on James Graham's album Siubhal
c) "Puirt A Beul" on Anna Murray's album Tr Nithean
d) "Puirt A Beul" on Sleas' album Beating Harps
f) "Nead Na Lachan" by ils Kennedy on the Gaelic Ireland compilation
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Mo bh dhubh mhr a' siubhal bheann My big black cow roaming the hills
Mo bh dhubh mhr a' tearnadh ghleann My big black cow down into the glens
Mo bh dhubh mhr a' siubhal bheann My big black cow roaming the hills
'S ann tha i sgth 's a laogh air chall She is tired and her calf lost to her
   
Tha i sgth 's a laogh air chall She is tired and her calf lost to her
'S ann tha i sgth 's a laogh air chall She is tired and her calf lost to her
'S ann tha i sgth 's a laogh air chall She is tired and her calf lost to her
Bho ghual a' ghlnn gu bruach nan allt From the shoulder of the glen to the banks of the streams
   
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn 'na bhuailidh Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the cattle-fold
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn 'na bhuailidh Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the cattle-fold
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn 'na bhuailidh Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the cattle-fold
Tiugainn a luaidh a dh'ioma' nam b Come, my dear, to drive the cattle
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn 'na bhuailidh Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the cattle-fold
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn 'na bhuailidh Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the cattle-fold
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn 'na bhuailidh Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the cattle-fold
Tiugainn a luaidh a dh'ioma' nam b Come, my dear, to drive the cattle
   
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn dhan aonach Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the moor
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn dhan aonach Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the moor
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn dhan aonach Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the moor
Tiugainn a luaidh a dh'ioma' nam b Come, my dear, to drive the cattle
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn dhan aonach Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the moor
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn dhan aonach Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the moor
Tiugainn leam 'ille dhuibh, tiugainn dhan aonach Come with me, dark-haired lad, come to the moor
Tiugainn a luaidh a dh'ioma' nam b Come, my dear, to drive the cattle
   
Tha fear am beinn an t-slochdain duibh There's a man in the hill of the black hollow
A bhios a' ruith nam boireannach Who goes chasing the women
Tha fear am beinn an t-slochdain duibh There's a man in the hill of the black hollow
A bhios a' ruith nan gruagach Who goes chasing the young girls
Tha fear am beinn an t-slochdain duibh There's a man in the hill of the black hollow
A bhios a' ruith nam boireannach Who goes chasing the women
Tha fear am beinn an t-slochdain duibh There's a man in the hill of the black hollow
A bhios a' ruith nan gruagach Who goes chasing the young girls
   
Fireannach is boinnead air A man with a bonnet
A bhios a' ruith nam boireannach Who goes chasing the women
Fireannach is boinnead air A man with a bonnet
A bhios a' ruith nan gruagach Who goes chasing the young girls
Fireannach is boinnead air A man with a bonnet
A bhios a' ruith nam boireannach Who goes chasing the women
Tha fear am beinn an t-slochdain duibh There's a man in the hill of the black hollow
A bhios a' ruith nan gruagach Who goes chasing the young girls
   
Tha bainn' ag na caoraich uile All the sheep have milk
Tha bainn' ag na caoraich uile All the sheep have milk
Tha bainn' ag na caoraich uile All the sheep have milk
'S ballan aig a' chaora chruim And the crooked one has an udder
Tha bainn' ag na caoraich uile All the sheep have milk
Tha bainn' ag na caoraich uile All the sheep have milk
Tha bainn' ag na caoraich uile All the sheep have milk
'S ballan aig a' chaora chruim And the crooked one has an udder
   
'Chaora ruadh a bh'air a' leacain The russet sheep that was on the hillside
Cha do dh'fhuiling i riamh duin' fhaicinn She never let anyone see her
Chuireadh i le fead a srine She'd put the shaggy dog on his back
Madadh rmach air a dhruim With a whistle from her nose
'Chaora ruadh a bh'air a' leacain The russet sheep that was on the hillside
Cha do dh'fhuiling i riamh duin' fhaicinn She never let anyone see her
Chuireadh i le fead a srine She'd put the shaggy dog on his back
Madadh rmach air a dhruim With a whistle from her nose
   
Gur e'n gobhar biorach odhar The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gobha Druim an Aonaich Is a sharp, sallow goat
Gur e'n gobhar biorach odhar The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gobha Druim an Aonaich Is a sharp, sallow goat
Gur e'n gobhar biorach odhar The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gobha Druim an Aonaich Is a sharp, sallow goat
Gur olc a chraich e mo chlobha How badly did he mend my tongs
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
   
Gur biorach e, gur odhar e He's sharp, he's sallow
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gur biorach e, gur odhar e He's sharp, he's sallow
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gur biorach e, gur odhar e He's sharp, he's sallow
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gur olc a chraich e mo chlobha How badly did he mend my tongs
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
   
Gur e'n gobhar biorach odhar The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gobha Druim an Aonaich Is a sharp, sallow goat
Gur e'n gobhar biorach odhar The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gobha Druim an Aonaich Is a sharp, sallow goat
Gur e'n gobhar biorach odhar The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gobha Druim an Aonaich Is a sharp, sallow goat
Gur olc a chraich e mo chlobha How badly did he mend my tongs
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
   
Gur biorach e, gur odhar e He's sharp, he's sallow
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gur biorach e, gur odhar e He's sharp, he's sallow
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gur biorach e, gur odhar e He's sharp, he's sallow
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
Gur olc a chraich e mo chlobha How badly did he mend my tongs
Gobha Druim an Aonaich The smith from Druim an Aonaich
   
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
'S cuirich mi 'mach air a' chuan thu I'll put you out on the ocean
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
'S cuirich mi 'mach air a' chuan thu I'll put you out on the ocean
   
Haoi di didl di didl di Haoi di didl di didl di
Haoi di d di dero Haoi di d di dero
Haoi didl dai didl dai Haoi didl dai didl dai
Didl dai di didl di dero Didl dai di didl di dero
Haoi di didl di didl di Haoi di didl di didl di
Haoi di d di dero Haoi di d di dero
Haoi didl dai didl dai Haoi didl dai didl dai
Didl dai di didl di dero Didl dai di didl di dero
   
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
'S cuirich mi 'mach air a' chuan thu I'll put you out on the ocean
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
Nead na lach as a' luchair The wild duck's nest is among the reeds
'S cuirich mi 'mach air a' chuan thu I'll put you out on the ocean
   
Haoi di didl di didl di Haoi di didl di didl di
Haoi di d di dero Haoi di d di dero
Haoi didl dai didl dai Haoi didl dai didl dai
Didl dai di didl di dero Didl dai di didl di dero
Haoi di didl di didl di Haoi di didl di didl di
Haoi di d di dero Haoi di d di dero
Haoi didl dai didl dai Haoi didl dai didl dai
Didl dai di didl di dero Didl dai di didl di dero