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...Mairidh Gaol Is Ceol Griogal Cridhe
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Mac-talla
   
Appears On: ...Mairidh Gaol Is Ceol
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Griogal Cridhe" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Essentially Ishbel
"Griogal Cridhe" on Fiona Mackenzie & Arthur Cormack's album Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
"Griogair" on Talitha MacKenzie's album Spiorad
"Beloved Gregor" on Whistlebinkies' album Inner Sound
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Moch maduinn air Latha Lunasd' Early morning on Lammas Day
Mi sugradh mar ri m'ghradh I sported with my love
Ach mu'n tainig meadhon latha But by midday
Bha mo chridhe air a chradh My heart was wounded
   
'S iomadh oidhche fhliuch is thioram Many a night both wet and dry
Sde nan seachd sian Weather of the seven elements
Gheibheadh Griogal dhmhsa creagan Gregor would find for me a rocky shelter
Ris an gabhainn dian Where I would take refuge
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Obhan, obhan, obhan iri Obhan, obhan, obhan iri
Obhan iri o Obhan iri o
Obhan, obhan, obhan iri Obhan, obhan, obhan iri
'S mr mo mhulad, 's mr Great is my sorrow, great
   
Nuair bhios mnathan g a' bhaile While the young wives of the town
Nochd 'nan cadal simh Serenely sleep tonight
'S ann bhios mise air bruaich do lice I will be at the edge of your gravestone
Bualadh mo dh limh Beating my two hands
   
Chan eil bhlan idir agam I do not have any apples at all
'S bhlan uil' aig cch While others have all the apples
'S ann tha m'ubhal cbhraidh caineal But my apple is fragrant, spicy
'Cl a' chinn ri lr The back of his head to the floor
   
Obhan, obhan, obhan Obhan, obhan, obhan