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Choice Language At Dawn Of Day
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie
  a) Cailleach Liath Rathasai
b) Air Fair An La
   
Appears On: Choice Language
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: a) "Cailleach Liath Ratharsaigh" on Mary Jane Lamond's album Stras
b) "Siuthadaibh A Mhnathan" on Flora MacNeil's album Orain Floraidh
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Na ceudan a tathaich oirr Hundreds calling on her
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Cailleach reamhar Ronai The fat old woman from Rona
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Na ceudan a tathaich oirr Hundreds calling on her
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Cailleach reamhar Ronai The fat old woman from Rona
   
Cailleach dhubh nan cudaigean The black-haired woman of the cuddies
'S ioma gin a shluig thu dhiu You swallowed many of them
Cailleach dhubh nan cudaigean The black-haired woman of the cuddies
Cailleach luideach Ronai The messy old woman from Rona
Cailleach dhubh nan cudaigean The black-haired woman of the cuddies
'S ioma gin a shluig thu dhiu You swallowed many of them
Cailleach dhubh nan cudaigean The black-haired woman of the cuddies
Cailleach luideach Ronai The messy old woman from Rona
   
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Na ceudan a tathaich oirr Hundreds calling on her
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Cailleach reamhar Ronai The fat old woman from Rona
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Na ceudan a tathaich oirr Hundreds calling on her
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Cailleach reamhar Ronai The fat old woman from Rona
   
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'A bheist tha mo phriobaid oirr' She means nothing to me
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'S cailleach chliobach mhor i She is a big clumsy old woman
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'A bheist tha mo phriobaid oirr' She means nothing to me
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'S cailleach chliobach mhor i She is a big clumsy old woman
   
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Na ceudan a tathaich oirr Hundreds calling on her
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Cailleach reamhar Ronai The fat old woman from Rona
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Na ceudan a tathaich oirr Hundreds calling on her
Cailleach liath Rathasai Gray-haired old woman from Raasay
Cailleach reamhar Ronai The fat old woman from Rona
   
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'A bheist tha mo phriobaid oirr' She means nothing to me
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'S cailleach chliobach mhor i She is a big clumsy old woman
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'A bheist tha mo phriobaid oirr' She means nothing to me
Cailleach liath Shligeachain Gray-haired old woman from Sligeachan
'S cailleach chliobach mhor i She is a big clumsy old woman
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
O siuthadaibh, siuthadaibh a mhnathan Oh women with vigor
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
O luadhaibh athaiseach leam Work well with me
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
O ma theid mi air m'adhart If I proceed on my way
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
O n mi tadhal 'san Dn I shall call at Dunvegan
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o... Air fair all ill o...
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
O far bheil Ruairidh MacIain Home of Rory MacIain
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
___ What we shall get is the fishing boat
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
___ Which were more befitting to us
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o Air fair all ill o hao ri ri o
___ ___
E ho haori u o ho E ho haori u o ho
   
Air fair all ill o... Air fair all ill o...