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Get Out Dean Cadalan Smhach
   
Credits: a) Dean Cadalan Smhach - J.MacRae
b) Servant To The Slave ('92 Version) - Manus Lunny
   
Appears On: Get Out
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) & English
   
Other Versions: a) "Dean Cadalan Samhach" on Capercaillie's album The Blood Is Strong
b) "Servant To The Slave" on Capercaillie's album Delirium
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Dean cadalan smhach Sleep peacefully
A chuilean mo rin My dear little one
Dean fuireach mar tha thu Live as you are
'S tu 'n drsd an it r Now in a new place
Bidh igearan againn There'll be young men amongst us
Ln beartais is cli Who win great riches and reknown
'S ma bhios tu 'nad airidh And if you're a good girl
'S leat feareigin dhi One of them will be for you
   
Gur ann an America We are now
Tha sinn an drasd' In America
Fo dhubhar na coille In the shade
Nach teirig gu brath Of the never-ending forest
'N uair dh'fhalbhas an dulachd When winter departs
'S a thionndaigh's am blaths And warmth returns
Bithidh cnothan, bith ubhlan Nuts, apples
'S bithidh an siuca a fas And sugar will grow
   
Leaving for an unknown shore
With every breeze just like a sigh
The sea is deep with tears of those before
With feelings like the seabirds' cry
It gently took me by the hand
Across the ocean blue
And placed me in a foreign land
Far away from you
 
   
No more the ancient conversation
Replies with just a nod
No fiddle plays a lamentation
No slowly burning sod
No smiles await on Ellis
Fears of the unknown
Only tired hearts of the countless
People taken from their homes
 
   
To be drawn across an ocean
This crooked path we pave
On earth's eternal motion
To be a servant to the slave
 
   
Hi ri ri ri o ro eile Hi ri ri ri o ro eile
Hi ri ri ri o Hi ri ri ri o
Hi ri ri ri o ro eile Hi ri ri ri o ro eile
Hi ri ri ri o Hi ri ri ri o
   
Wait and yearn to be released
As the ground beneath you heaves
Turn your gaze to the east
Reflect on what the cold wake leaves
 
   
To be drawn across an ocean
This crooked path we pave
On earth's eternal motion
To be a servant to the slave
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