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Delirium Breisleach
   
Credits: Aonghas MacNeacail & Donald Shaw
   
Appears On: Delirium; Dusk Till Dawn
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "When You Return" on Capercaillie's album Cpraillie
"Breisleach" on James Graham's album Siubhal
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Chaidh mi 'n-d dhan choille challtainn I went to the hazelwood yesterday
Shireadh chnthan airson bladh Seeking hazelnuts for food
Ach 's e bh'air a h-uile geug ach But on every branch and twig
D'aodann-sa gam thriall Was your pursuing face
Chaidh mi 'n-d gu trigh a' mhaoraich I went to the fertile shore yesterday
Ln de choilleagan a bhuain To gather cockles for a meal
Nochd a h-uile slige neamhnaid Every single shell was filled with
D'illeachd-sa a luaidh Your beauty, my love
   
Chaidh mi staigh dhan aon taigh-sda I went into the alehouse
Son do sgirsadh as mo cheann To expel you from my head
H-uile glainne thog mi thaom do Every glass I raised, your beauty
Mhaiseachd aist' na deann Overflowed from it
Chiaon mi trth a-raoir dhan leabaidh I went early to bed last night
Thusa ruagadh as le suain To escape you in sleep
Ach cha tug thu cead dhomh cadal But you kept me awake 'til
Gus an danainn duan I'd make you a song
   
Dh'iarrainn-sa bhith saor od thireadh I'd wish we were torn asunder
Ach gu bheil sinn roinnt o chil' Were we not apart
Do chumadh bhith an it' do shamhla Let your presence replace my image of you
Agam bhios an fhill And how I'd rejoice
Dh'fhg thu mi 'nam bhaothair grach You've brought me to foolish babbling
Bdhradh chirdean le do chli Tiring your friends with praise of you
Nuair a thig thu ch iad nach eil When you return they'll see that
Mearachd ann am fhi My words are true
   
Ch iad sgurr a' danns le saobh-shruth They'll see mountains dance with ripples
Famh is iolair' anns an ruidhl' Mole and eagle step the reel
Stamh gu caomh ag altram sbh-lir Red rasp held by kind sea-tangle
Mireadh mu an sil Sport before their eyes
Ch iad mis' is thusa sgradh They'll see you and me make merry
Bil ri bil ar n-anail aoint' Lip to lip our breath as one
Cniadachadh mar seo gu sor le Caressing thus forever
Chile b' e ar maoin Together our reward