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Gun TÓmh An Gille Dubh Ciar Dubh
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Cliar
   
Appears On: Gun TÓmh
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Cha dýrich mi bruthach I will not climb to slope
'S cha siubhail mi m˛inteach And I will not travel the moors
Dh' fhalbh mo ghuth cinn My voice has failed me
'S cha seinn mi ˛ran And I will not sing a song
Cha chaidil mi uair I will not sleep an hour
O Luan gu Did˛mhnaich From Monday until Sunday
'S mo ghille dubh ciar-dubh And my black-haired lad
'Tighinn fo m' ¨idh Has caught my attention
Mo ghille dubh ciar-dubh And my black-haired lad
'Tighinn fo m' ¨idh Has caught my attention
   
Is truagh nach robh mise Oh would that I
'S an gille dubh ciar-dubh And my black-haired lad
'N aodann na beinne Were on the mountainside
Fo shileadh nan siantan Exposed to the elements
An lagan beag fÓsach In a little deserted hollow
No 'n Óit'-eigin dýomhair Or in a secret place
'S cha ghabh mi fear liath And I will not accept a gray-haired man
'S tu 'tighinn fo m' ¨idh And you on my mind
Cha ghabh mi fear liath And I will not accept a gray-haired man
'S tu 'tighinn fo m' ¨idh And you on my mind
   
Dh' ˛lainn do shlÓinte I would drink your health
A ghille dhuibh chiar-dhuibh Black-haired lad
Dh' uisge dubh a' loin From the pool's dark water
Cho de˛nach 's ge b' fhýon e As willingly as I would drink wine
'S ged tha mi gun st˛ras And although I am without riches
Tha nas le˛r tighinn gam iarrraidh Plenty come to court me
Cha ghabh mi fear liath And I would not take a gray-haired man
'S tu 'tighinn fo m' ¨idh And you on my mind
Cha ghabh mi fear liath And I would not take a gray-haired man
'S tu 'tighinn fo m' ¨idh And you on my mind
   
Mo ghille dubh b˛idheach My beautiful black-haired lad
Ge g˛rach le cÓch thu Though you sport with others
DhŔanainn do ph˛sadh I would marry you
Gun de˛in do mo chÓirdean Against the wishes of my relations
Shiubhlainn leat fada I would travel afar with you
Feadh lagan is fhÓsach Throughout hollows and wilderness
'S cha ghabh mi fear liath And I would not take a gray-haired man
'S tu 'tighinn fo m' ¨idh And you on my mind
Cha ghabh mi fear liath And I would not take a gray-haired man
'S tu 'tighinn fo m' ¨idh And you on my mind