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

Lyrics: English Translation:
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Air fail a ra u Air fail a ra u
Fail eile 's a ra u Fail eile 's a ra u
Fail eile 's a ra u Fail eile 's a ra u
Hogaidh o 's na ho i Hogaidh o 's na ho i
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
Cruinn ra 's siil gheala New masts and white sails on her
Tde mhara 's i leinn She was running with the tide
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
Ach nam bithinn-sa aig baile If only I could be at home
A shamhradh 's a dh' earrach Both summer and spring
'S mi nach leigeadh mo leannan I would never allow another man
Ri balach gun strth To have my love without a fight