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Secret People Hi Rim Bo
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie
   
Appears On: Secret People
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Hi R Him B" on Mary Jane Lamond's album Suas E!
"Chi Mi Thallad" on Mackenzie's album Camhanach
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Hi ri am bo hill o ro ho Hi ri am bo hill o ro ho
Hi ri am bo hi ri ri u Hi ri am bo hi ri ri u
Hi ri am bo hill o ro ho Hi ri am bo hill o ro ho
   
Tha sgeul ur air tighinn don bhaile A new tale has come to the township
Cha sgeul ur a th' ann ach naidheachd Not a new tale but a rumor
   
Tha sgeul ur air tighinn don bhaile A new tale has come to the township
Cha sgeul ur a th' ann ach naidheachd Not a new tale but a rumor
   
Cha sgeul ur a th' ann ach naidheachd Not a new tale but a rumor
Gun do reitich mo chiad leannan That my first love has celebrated her wedding feast
   
Gun do reitich mo chiad leannan That my first love has celebrated her wedding feast
'S og a fhuair mi fhin do ghealladh You plighted your troth to me when young
   
'S og a fhuair mi fhin do ghealladh You plighted your troth to me when young
Sine bhan nam blath-shuil mealladh Fair Jean of the warm, bewitching eyes
   
Sine bhan nam blath-shuil mealladh Fair Jean of the warm, bewitching eyes
Sine og an or-fhuilt chlannaich Young Jean with the many golden ringlets
   
'S gil' do mheadhan na sgiath na h-eala Your waist is whiter than the wing of the swan
'S guirm' do shuil na driuchd na maidne Greener your eye than morning dew on grass
   
'S guirm' do shuil na driuchd na maidne Greener your eye than morning dew on grass
'S deirg' do ghruaidh na caor air meangan More red your cheek than the rowan berry on branch
   
'S deirg' do ghruaidh na caor air meangan More red your cheek than the rowan berry on branch
Tha do dheud na dluth-gheal daingeann Your teeth are white, closely-set and strong