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Get Out Mo Bhean Chomuinn
   
Credits: John MacLachlan
   
Appears On: Get Out (re-issue)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mo Bhean Chomain" on Julie Fowlis' album Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe
"Mo Bhean Chomain" on Flora MacNeil's album Orain Floraidh
"Gura Tu Mo Bhean Chomuinn" by Karen Matheson on the Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel compilation
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Gura tu mo bhean chomuinn You're my companion
A chagair 'sa ghaoil My darling and my love
Tha an dualchas ud againn We have that reputation
Bhith gu h-amaideach faoin For carefree happiness
Cha b'fhada leam seachdain I didn't feel the week pass
A bhith an taice ri m'ghaol When I was with my darling
'S mi nach iarradh de leapa I wouldn't ask for any other bed
A bhith againn ach fraoch But a bed prepared from heather
   
Ged a tha mi dol dhachaigh Though I'm going home
Tha mo thasgaidh 'nam dhidh My treasure is behind me
'S mi gun aithneachadh mo chruinneag I'd recognize her easily
Ann an cruinneachadh cheud In a gathering of hundreds
Beul meachair n mnran Lascivious mouth of sweetest nothings
Cl finneach, donn ridh And ringleted, smooth, brown hair
Mala chaol mar an iteig Slender, delicate eyebrow like a feather
Thig sgiath an ein lith Plucked from the wing of the black cock
   
Dol Di Dmhnaich do'n Chlachan Going up to the village on Sunday
Gur e 's fasan dhomh brn I feel low and miserable
'Nuair ch mi mo leannan When I see my darling
Is fear eile 'na cir In the company of another man
'S ann a thid iad orm seachad They carry on past me
Gu dol asteach do 'n taigh-sda On their way to the pub
'S bidh esan, 's gum faod e And he, and she allows him this
A' sor fhaotainn a pig Always receiving her kisses
   
For thoiseachd an t-seamhraidh It was at the beginning of summer
Ghabh mi geall ort is miadh That I pledged my love to you
B'fherr dhomh-sa 'san m sin I would've been happier
Nach do theann mi ris riamh If I hadn't started the affair
Aig a' mheud thug mi ghaol dhut My whole disposition has changed
Gun do chaochail mo neul Because of the depth of love I gave you
'S b'fherr anochd bhith riut snte I'd prefer to sleep with you tonight
Na mle b chiar Than a thousand black cattle