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Orain Floraidh Seathan Mac Rgh Eireann
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Flora MacNeil
   
Appears On: Orain Floraidh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Tha Seathan na diugh na mharbhan Seathan tonight is dead
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Tha Seathan na diugh na mharbhan Seathan tonight is dead
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Sgeul is olc le fearaibh Alba A sad tale to the men of Scotland
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Sgeul is olc le fearaibh Alba A sad tale to the men of Scotland
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Sgeul is olc le luchd a leanmhuinn A sad tale to his followers
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Sgeul is olc le luchd a leanmhuinn A sad tale to his followers
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Sgeul is ait le luchd an t-sealga A joyous tale to his pursuers
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Sgeul is ait le luchd an t-sealga A joyous tale to his pursuers
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Bannsa Seathan a' falbh slibhte I and Seathan crossing mountains
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Bannsa Seathan a' falbh slibhte I and Seathan crossing mountains
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Mise lag is esan treubhach I weak, but Seathan strong
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Mise lag is esan treubhach I weak, but Seathan strong
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Cota ruadh mu leth mo shlisne A russet coat around my thigh
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Cota ruadh mu leth mo shlisne A russet coat around my thigh
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Is iomadh beinn is gleann a shiubhail sinn Many a glen and ben we travelled
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Is iomadh beinn is gleann a shiubhail sinn Many a glen and ben we travelled
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Bha mi'n Ile bha mi'n Uibhist leat I was in Islay and Uist with you
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Bha mi'n Ile bha mi'n Uibhist leat I was in Islay and Uist with you
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Bha mi'n I nan cailleacha dubha leat I was in Iona of the nuns with you
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Bha mi'n I nan cailleacha dubha leat I was in Iona of the nuns with you
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Bha mi'n Sleibhte nam ban buidhe leat I was in Sleat of the yellow-haired women with you
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Bha mi'n Sleibhte nam ban buidhe leat I was in Sleat of the yellow-haired women with you
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Bha mi'n Eirinn an Coig Mhumha leat I was in Ireland in the Province of Munster with you
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Bha mi'n Eirinn an Coig Mhumha leat I was in Ireland in the Province of Munster with you
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Dh'isd mi ri Aifrionn sa' Chill Chumha leat I heard mass in Cill Chumha with you
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Dh'isd mi ri Aifrionn sa' Chill Chumha leat I heard mass in Cill Chumha with you
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Seathan Seathan mo ghille grine Seathan, Seathan, my brightness of the sun
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Seathan Seathan mo ghille grine Seathan, Seathan, my brightness of the sun
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Och dh'am dhein gun do ghlachd an t-eug thu Woe is me that death has caught you
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Och dh'am dhein gun do ghlachd an t-eug thu Woe is me that death has caught you
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Dh'fhg siud mise dubhach deurach And that has left me sad and tearful
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Dh'fhg siud mise dubhach deurach And that has left me sad and tearful
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Cha toirinn do lagh na Rgh thu I would not give you to law or king
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Cha toirinn do lagh na Rgh thu I would not give you to law or king
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Cha toirinn dhan chro naoimh thu I would not give you to the Holy Rood
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Cha toirinn dhan chro naoimh thu I would not give you to the Holy Rood
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Cha ghibhtinn do Mhoire mhn thu I would not give you to the gentle Mary
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro
   
Cha ghibhtinn do Mhoire mhn thu I would not give you to the gentle Mary
Hu ru o na hi ho ro Hu ru o na hi ho ro
Air eagal's gun caillinn fhn thu For fear I would lose you myself
Na hi ho ro hug o ro Na hi ho ro hug o ro