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Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe Biodh An Deoch Seo 'N Limh Mo Rin
   
Credits: Arranged by Julie Fowlis, Eamon Doorley & John Doyle
   
Appears On: Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
ladh neo na ladh cch i Whether he or the others were drinking
Biodh i ln aig ceann a' bhird There would still be plenty on the table
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Biodh an deoch seo 'n limh mo rin The drink would be in my love's hand
Deoch slinte le fear an tir Here's a health to the chief
Biodh an deoch seo 'n limh mo rin The drink would be in my love's hand
   
Chunnacas bt' air an fhairge A boat was seen on the waves
'S an limh dhearg air an stiir And the red hand at the helm
   
Chunnaic mi dol seach' an caol i I saw it passing through the straits
'S badan fraoich 's an t-slait shiil With a clump of heather on the sail-yard
   
Fhir a chunnaic air an t-sil i You who saw her out at sea
Beannaich an long bhn 's a cridh' Bless the fair ship and her crew
   
Beannaich a cruinn rd 's a h-acfhuinn Bless her high masts and her equipment
A cuid acraichean 's a siil Her moorings and her sails
   
Ged a tha mi 'n seo an Colla Though I am here in Coll
B' e mo thoil a dhol a Rm I long to go to Rhum
   
Agus as a sin a dh' Uibhist And from there to Uist
Nan d' fhuair mi mo ghuidhe leam Were I to get my wish