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Camhanach Haghaidh O, Haghaidh O
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Camhanach
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Haidh O" on Maggie MacInnes' album Peaceful Ground
"Catharsis" on Tannas' album Suilean Dubh
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Haghaidh o, haghaidh o ho Haghaidh o, haghaidh o ho
Haghaidh o, o hi i bho Haghaidh o, o hi i bho
Haghaidh o, haghaidh o ho Haghaidh o, haghaidh o ho
   
An cuala sibh mu'n mhaighdinn cheutach? Have you heard about the gentle maid
   
Air an tug Niall Bn an iginn Who was ravished by fair-haired Neil?
   
'S truagh a Rgh nach bu mh fhin i Pity I couldn't have been in her place
   
Cha shracainn broilleach do line I would not have torn your shirt
   
Na sracadh gu fuaighlinn fhin i If I had done that, I would have sewn it up
   
Le snthaid bhig 's le snth gl gheal With a fine needle and white thread
   
'S nighinn ann am fuaran slibh i I would have washed it in a spring well
   
'S thiormaichinn air bhrr nan geug i I would have dried it on the branches
   
'S chuirinn an t-iarann 'na dhidh oirr' I would have ironed it and delivered it
   
'S chraichinn an limh do phids i Into the hands of your page