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Choice Language Nuair A Ch Thu Caileag Bhidheach
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie
   
Appears On: Choice Language
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Nuair a ch thu caileag bhidheach Whenever you see a pretty young girl
Bidh thu 'n tir orr' airson oidhch' You'll be in pursuit of her for one night
'S iomadh cron tha 'n cois an t-sersa There's much pain connected with her like
Gun thu bhi elach air an cainnt Without being familiar with her talk
Ach innse mi mar ghaol na h-ige But I shall tell you of the love of the young
Mura bheil mo chmhradh meallt Unless I'm mistaken
Thid e seachad mar na sgthan It passes like the clouds
'S mar na neil tha os ar cionn And the stars above
   
'S mar na neil tha os ar cionn And the stars above
'S mar na neil tha os ar cionn And the stars above
Thid e seachad mar na sgthan It passes like the clouds
'S mar na neil tha os ar cionn And the stars above
   
Ltha dhmh's mi falbh air turas One day as I was on my way
Thachair buidheann rium 'sa ghleann I came upon a company in the glen
Craid g a' danamh cuideachd A young couple on their own
Coltas rn mo chridh' bhi ann She resembled the love of my heart
Theann mi ceum a-steach na b'aisg orr' I approached them to get closer
Feuch a faicinn ceart c bh'ann So that I could see better who it was
Chrom i sios is ghabh i nire She bowed her head and felt ashamed
'S dherrs an t-sil a bha na ceann And her eyes were gleaming
   
'S dherrs an t-sil a bha na ceann And her eyes were gleaming
'S dherrs an t-sil a bha na ceann And her eyes were gleaming
Chrom i sios is ghabh i nire She bowed her head and felt ashamed
'S dherrs an t-sil a bha na ceann And her eyes were gleaming
   
Bhuail an saighead mi 's a mhionaid The arrow struck me at that moment
'S thuirt mi rithe na gabh nir' And I told her not to be ashamed
Faodaidh tu bhi cuidhteas mise You can be rid of me
'S mi bhi cuidhteas tu gu brth And I can be rid of you forever
Ach thid sinn aon uair eile cmhla But we shall get together once more
'S ni sinn crd gun fhios do chch And make a pact without anyone knowing
'S ma se thusa rinn am briseadh And were it to be you who broke it all off
Gabhaidh mis' an rathad rd I shall take the high road
   
Gabhaidh mis' an rathad rd I shall take the high road
Gabhaidh mis' an rathad rd I shall take the high road
'S ma se thusa rinn am briseadh And were it to be you who broke it all off
Gabhaidh mis' an rathad rd I shall take the high road
   
Gabhaidh mis' an rathad rd I shall take the high road
Gabhaidh mis' an rathad rd I shall take the high road
'S ma se thusa rinn am briseadh And were it to be you who broke it all off
Gabhaidh mis' an rathad rd I shall take the high road