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Fama Clamosa Eilean Fraoich Nam Beann rd
   
Credits: Uilleam Dho'ill 'ic Choinnich
   
Appears On: Fama Clamosa
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Eilean Fraoich" on Calum Alex MacMillan's album Tladh Nan Cuantan
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Eilean fraoich, eilean fraoich Isle of heather, isle of heather
Eilean fraoich nam beann rd Isle of heather of the high mountains
Far an d' fhuair mi m' rach g Where I was brought up when young
Eilean Ledhais mo ghridh My beloved Isle of Lewis
   
Far an robh mi lithean m' ig Where I was in my young days
Ruith gun bhrig dol don trigh Running barefoot to the shore
'S mi ri streap gu nead an ein And climbing to the bird's nest
Anns gach cs sam bi l In every crevice where there is a brood
   
Thug mi greis de lithean m' ig I spent a while in my youth
Air a' mhintich nam phist On the moor as a child
'S mi ri tional nan laogh g Herding the young calves
Is nam b aig an trth And the cattle at milking time
   
Far am faca mi an igh Where I saw the maiden
Thuit mi g oirr' an grdh I fell in love with her when young
'S ann a chionn nach eil i be It is because she is not alive
Rinn mi seladh thar sil That I sailed overseas