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Spiorad Beatha Thug Mi Gaol Do'n Fhear Bhn
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Maggie MacInnes & Graeme Hughes
   
Appears On: Spiorad Beatha
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Thug mi gaol, thug mi gaol I gave love, I gave love
Thug mi gaol don fhear bhn I gave love to the fair-haired one
Agus gealladh dhutsa, luaidh And I gave you my promise, dear
O cha dual dhomh bhith sln Oh it is my fate to be desolate
   
Chaidh am bta troimh na caoil The boat went through the strait
Leis na daoine Dimirt With the people on Tuesday
'S mise phaigh am faradh daor It was I that paid the dear fare
Bha mo ghaol air a clr My love was on her deck
   
Chunnacas long air a' chuan A ship was seen on the ocean
'S i cur suas na sel rd Hoisting her high sails
'Nuair a dhilt i dhol mun cuairt When she refused to turn around
Bha mo luaidh-s' air an t-snmh My love was made to swim
   
Bha mi bruadar an raoir I was dreaming last night
Bha mi caoimhneas mo ghridh I was in the kind company of my love
'S nuair a dhisg mi as mo shuain When I awoke from my sleep
Bha mi fuar falamh fs I was cold, empty and desolate
   
Bha mi deas is bha mi tuath I was south and I was north
Bha min Cluaidh uair no dh I was near the Clyde once or twice
Dhe na chunna mi fon ghrin After all that I have seen under the sun
Thug mi spis don fhear bhn I gave my admiration to the fair one
   
Cha tid mise 'thigh a' chiil I will never go to the house of music
Thuit mo shgradh gu lr My joy has deserted me
Bhon a chualas thusa rin Since it was heard that you, my love
'Bhith 's a' ghrnnd far nach trigh Are on the bed of the bottomless sea