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Nuair Bha Mi g Gruagach Og An Fhuilt Bhain
   
Credits: MacDonald & Campbell; arranged by Arthur Cormack & Alison Kinnaird
   
Appears On: Nuair Bha Mi g
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Gruagach g an fhuilt bhin Young fair-haired maid
isd ri brdachd mo bhilean Listen to my poem
Thoir dhomh gealladh thar chach Give me a promise forsaking all others
'S air do sgtha ni mi tilleadh And I will do the same for you
Ged 's iomadh t 's an robh m'igh Although there were many women in my affections
Anns gach dthaich is cinneadh In every land and clan
O nach aontaich thu leam Oh won't you yield to me
'S mi bhiodh sunndach 'gad shireadh And I would be happy to fulfill your desires
   
Ged theireadh do chirdean Although your relatives warned
Gur trth thug mi'n gealladh That I gave my promise too young
Do gruagach g an fhuilt bhin To the fair-haired maid
A chaidh rach am Barraidh Who was brought up in Barra
'S iomadh fear anns gach it' Many men in every place
Rinn a ndur a mhealladh Tried to entice her
Co bheir maorach trigh Who would gather shellfish from the shore
Nuair tha'n ln air tigh'nn thairis When the tide comes in
   
'S truagh nach robh mi mar eun If only I were like a bird
Ite sgiathan gun ghiorradh With unclipped wings and feathers
'S mi gun sibhladh an iarmailt Travelling through the skies
'S mi nach iarradh gu tilleadh Not wanting to return without you
Bu mhr m'aighear 's mo shunnd How happy and peaceful I would be
Togail crs' thar gach linne Making my way across the sea
'S nuair a dhealaicheadh tu rium And when you would give me your promise
Bhiodh mo shilean a' sileadh My tears would flow
   
Chaidh do chliu chur an dn Your praises have been sung in song
'S tha do chnan aig filidh And the poets speak your language
Chaidh do thogail is t'rach You were born and reared
Ann am fsaichean Uibhist In the wilderness of Uist
'S e gaol carraig nan l It is the yearning for a strong tie
Leanas ndur an duine That grips man's nature
'S tu mo reul fad gach ltha And you are my star throughout every day
'S bidh mo ghrdh far an suidh thu And my love will be wherever you shine