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Sidewaulk Oh Mo Dh¨thaich
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie
   
Appears On: Sidewaulk; The Blood Is Strong
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "O Mo Dh˙thaich" on Alyth McCormack's album An Iomall
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
O mo dh¨thaich' stu th'air m'aire Oh my country, you are on my mind
Uibhist ch¨mhraidh ¨r nan gallan Fresh, fragrant Uist of the saplings
Far a faighte na daoin' uaisle Where the noble men are found
Far 'm bu dual do Mhac 'ic Ailein Who gave their hereditary allegiance to Mac ic Ailein
   
Týr a' mhurain, týr an eorna Land of seabed, land of barley
Týr 's am pailt a h-uile se˛rsa Land of abundance of every kind
Far am bi na gillean ˛ga Where the young lads will be
Gabhail ˛ran 's 'g ˛l an lionna Singing songs and drinking beer
   
Thig iad ugainn, carach, se˛lta Whey will come to us, cunning and wily
Gus ar mealladh far ar n-e˛lais In order to entice us from our homes
Molaidh iad dhuinn Manit˛ba They will praise Manitoba to us
D¨thaich fhuar gun ghual, gun mh˛ine A cold country with no coal and no peat
   
Cha leig mi leas'a bhith 'ga ýnnse I don't need to say
Nuair a ruigear, 'sann a chithear That when we reach it, we'll see it
Samhradh goirid fogar sýtheil A short summer and a peaceful autumn
Geamhradh fada na droch-shýde A long winter of bad weather
   
Nam biodh agam fhýn de st˛ras If I had riches
DÓ dheis aodaich, paidhir bhr˛gan A change of clothes and a pair of shoes
Agus m'fhÓradh bhith 'nam ph˛ca And my prayer in my pocket
'Sann air Uibhist dheanainn se˛ladh It is to Uist that I would be sailing