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Crosswinds An Ribhinn Donn
   
Credits: Arranged by Capercaillie
   
Appears On: Crosswinds
   
Language: Gŗidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "An Ržbhinn Donn" on James Graham's album Siubhal
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Ochoin a ri, 'si mo ribhinn donn Alas and woe is me, my brown-haired maiden
Dh 'fhag mi fo mhi-ghean 'us m'inntinn trom The cause of my discontent and my heavy heart
Gur e a boichead a rinn mo leonadh It is her beauty which has left me grieving
'S cha bhi mi beo gun mo ribhinn donn And I cannot survive without her
   
Is truagh an drasda nach robh mi 'm bhard Would that I were a bard
A ghleusadh clarsach 's a sheinneadh dan Who could tune a harp and sing a song
'S gu 'n innsinn buadhan na maighdinn uasail So that I might extol the virtues of that gentle maiden
Mu' bheil mo smuaintean gach oidhche 's la Who feels my thoughts both night and day
   
Gur boidheach, dualach an cuailean min Beautiful and luxuriant is the delicate hair
A th'air a'ghruagaich a bhuair mo chridh' Of the maiden who has wounded my heart
Gur binne comhradh na guth na smeoraich Her conversation is sweeter than the thrush's singing
'S tha mise bronach o'n dh'thag i mi And I am filled with sorrow since she left me
   
Ged tha mo ghrian-sa a'triall fo sgleo Though my sun has gone under a cloud
Is mise 'm bliadhna mar ian 'sa cheo And I this year, like a bird, enshrouded in mist
Togaidh 'n sgaile 's ni ise dearrsadh The shadow will lift and she will shine again
'S gu 'm faigh mi slainte gach la ri 'm bheo And I will live in health each day of my life