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NÓdurra Hoireann O
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie
   
Appears On: NÓdurra
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Cronan Bleoghainn" on Karen Matheson's album Downriver
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
'S moch an diugh a rinn mi eirigh Early I arose
   
SŔist: Chorus (after each verse):
Hoireann o hi ri u ho Hoireann o hi ri u ho
Hu o ai hi o ho eile Hu o ai hi o ho eile
Hoireann o hi ri u ho Hoireann o hi ri u ho
   
Ghabh mi mach ri gleann na geigeadh I went out by the glen of branches
   
Thainin mi steach gleann na spreidheadh I came back by the glen of the flocks
   
Fhuair mi ghruagach dhonn gun eirigh I found the brown-haired girl still in bed
   
Lub mi 'na mo bhreacan fhein i I folded her in my own plaid
   
'S thug mi boid nach b'eagal beud dhi And vowed that she need fear no harm
   
Gun tugainn dha mathair fhein i That I would give her to her own mother
   
'S mise ghaoil a bha 'nam eiginn How distressed I was, my love
   
Ach ma thilleas mis' as Eirinn But if I come back from Ireland
   
'S tusa ghaoil a gheibh am preusant What presents you will get