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Eideadh Na Sgeulachd Thig Am Bta
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Eilidh Mackenzie
   
Appears On: Eideadh Na Sgeulachd
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "A Bhean Uda Thall" on Altan's album Horse With A Heart
"A' Bhean Iadach" on Flora MacNeil's album Orain Floraidh
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Thig am bta, hug o The boat will come, hug o
Moch am mireach, hug o Early tomorrow, hug o
Bidh m'athair innt', hi ri o My father will be in her, hi ri o
'S mo thriir bhrithrean, hug o And my three brothers, hug o
   
'S mo chile donn, hug o And my brown-haired husband, hug o
Air rmh braghad, hug o On the breast oar, hug o
Gheibh iad mise, hi ri o They'll find me, hi ri o
Air mo bhthadh, hug o Drowned, hug o
   
Togaidh iad mi, hug o They'll lift me up, hug o
Air na rmhan, hug o On the oars, hug o
Mo bhreacan donn, hi ri o My brown plaid, hi ri o
Snmh na fairrge, hug o Swimming the sea, hug o
   
Cha b'e 'n t-acras, hug o It wasn't hunger, hug o
Chuir do'n trigh mi, hug o That sent me to the strand, hug o
Miann an duileasg, hi ri o Or craving for dulse, hi ri o
Miann nam bernach, hug o Or limpets, hug o
   
Fhir ud thall, hug o Man yonder, hug o
Falbh na trghad, hug o Walking on the strand, hug o
Soraidh bhuamsa, hi ri o Bid farewell, hi ri o
Gu mo mhathair, hug o To my mother, hug o
   
O mo mhallachd, hug o Oh my curses, hug o
Aig bean eudaich, hug o On the jealous woman, hug o
Dh'fhg i mise, hi ri o She left me, hi ri o
'S an sgeir bhthte, hug o On the rock of drowning, hug o
   
Thig am bta, hug o The boat will come, hug o
Moch am mireach, hug o Early tomorrow, hug o
Gheibh iad mise, hi ri o They'll find me, hi ri o
Air mo bhthadh, hug o Drowned, hug o