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Ndurra Mo Chailin Dileas Donn
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie
   
Appears On: Ndurra; Live In Concert
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mo Chailin Dleas Donn" on Cliar's album Cliar
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Gu ma sln a ch mi Healthy do I see you
Mo chailin dleas donn My faithful brown-haired lass
Bean a chuailein ridh air Damsel of the well-groomed tresses
An deas a dh'ireadh fonn Singer of the songs
'Si cainnt do bheil bu bhinne leam The words from your mouth so sweet for me
An uair bhiodh m'inntinn trom When my mind was melancholy
'S tu thogadh suas mo chridh' And you uplifted my heart
'Nuair bhiodh tu bruidheann rim Whenever you spoke to me
   
Gur muladach a t mi Despondent I am
'S mi nochd air aird a' chuain Tonight on the high seas
'S neo-shunndach mo chadal dhomh And uneasy my sleep
'S do chaidreamh fada bhuam Your companionship far from me
Gur tric mi ort a smaointeach' Often do I think of you
As t'aogais tha mi truagh As your image leaves me sad
'Is mar a dean mi d' fhaotainn And if I can not have you
Cha bhi mo shaoghal buan My world will not last
   
Tacan mu'n do shel sinn A short time before we sailed
Is ann a thisich cch That's when others began
Ri innse do mo chruinneag-sa To tell you, my own darling
Nach tillin-sa gu brath That I would not return
Na cuireadh sud ort gruaimean Do not let that disturb you
A luaidh, ma bhios mi sln My dear, if I am well
Cha chm dad idir 'uat mi Nothing will ever keep me from you
Ach saighead chruaidh a'bhis But the cold arrow of death