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Oighreachd Tuireadh Iain Ruaidh
   
Credits: Traditional; lyrics by Edward Purscell
   
Appears On: Oighreachd
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Thug thu dhioms' a' ghrian 'san speur You blotted the sun from the sky
Faill ill o hug o ro Faill ill o hug o ro
Spin thu asam mirn mo chlibh You wrenched the joy from within my body
Faill ill o hug o ro ile Faill ill o hug o ro ile
   
Gheall mo grdh dhomh sida 's srl My lover promised me silk and finery
Cmhdach rimhach's seudan ir Flowing robes and golden jewelry
Gheall e mire 's blasdachd beil He promised merryness and fine fare
'S cithream chlr a dhuisgeas rain And the symphony of harps to inspire poetry
   
C o'm faigh mi biadh air brd Who will provide me with meat for my table?
Thrig mo shlas 's m'illeachd neil My happiness and my fair complexion have gone
Thrig mo stiir, mo rmh, 's mo shel My rudder, my oar and my sail have gone
Dh'rimich saoidh nan dualan rbhuidh My flaxan-haired warrior has departed
   
Dobradh damh a mhang 'sa fhrth As a deer abandoning its fawn in the forest
Dobradh eala 'h-ealag fhn As a swan deserting its young
Dobradh mthair rn a cridh' As a mother forsaking her beloved child
'S mi gun dimh, gun ghaol, gun donadh So I am left friendless, unloved and unprotected