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Ruith Na Gaoith Grdh Geal Mo Chridh'
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Arthur Cormack & Blair Douglas
   
Appears On: Ruith Na Gaoith
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Bheir Mi " on The Cassidys' album Singing From Memory
"Grdh Geal Mo Chridh'" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Soda
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Bheir mi hu h Bheir mi hu h
'S mi fo bhrn 's tu gam dhth I am sorrowful without your company
   
'S iomadh oidhche fliuch 'us fuar Many nights wet and cold
Ghabh mi cuairt 'us mi leam fhn I took a trip all by myself
Gus an d' rinig mise 'n t-it' Until I reached the place
Far an robh grdh geal mo chridh' Where was my heart's fair love
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Bheir mi hu h Bheir mi hu h
Bheir mi hu h Bheir mi hu h
Bheir mi hu h Bheir mi hu h
'S mi fo bhrn 's tu gam dhth I am sorrowful without your company
   
Dhanainn treabhadh dhuit is buan I would plough and reap for you
Chumainn suas thu gun dth I would keep you unfailingly
Bheirinn as a' ghreabhal chruaidh I would like to take from the hard gravel
Do mo luaidh teachd an tr A livelihood for my love
   
Ged nach eil sinn fhathast psd' Although we are not yet married
Tha mi'n dchas gum bi I hope we will be
Fhad' 's a mhaireas mo dh dhrn As long as I have my two hands
Cha bhith ln oirnn a dhth We will want for nothing