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Grinn Grinn An Gille Mear
Credits: Arranged by Arthur Cormack, Ingrid Henderson, Hector Henderson, Mary Ann Kennedy, Maggie MacDonald & Ross Martin
  a) An Gille Mear
b) The King Of Laois
Appears On: Grinn Grinn
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
Other Versions: a) "Mo Ghile Mear" on Mary Black's album Collected
"Mo Ghile Mear" on the Celtic Woman: A New Journey soundtrack
"Gile Mear" on Relativity's album Relativity

Lyrics: English Translation:
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
'Se mo laoch mo Ghille mear My hero is the joyous lad
'Se mo Sheusar Gille mear My Caesar is the joyous lad
Fois na sth chan fhaigh mi fhin I will get neither rest nor peace
On dh'imich e bhuam mo Ghille mear Since my joyous lad left me
Bha mi uair nam mhaighdinn shimh I was once a quiet maid
'S tha mi nis' nam bhantraich chlaoidht' Now I am a fatigued, old widow
Mo chile treabhadh nan tonn gu treum My spouse mightily plowing the waves
Air bhrr nan stuadh is fad' o thr On the crests of the waves and far from land
Tha mi 'n seo gach latha fo sgle I am here each day depressed
Goirt a' caoidh 's a' sileadh dheur Lamenting and shedding tears
Am buachaill' g air imich uam The young man has left me
Gun sgeul air fhin 's e fth mo bhrin With no news of him, I am sad
Ach cluinneam cel na clrsach 's dn But let me hear harp music and songs
'S faiceam iomadh cuach bhith ln Let me see each cup filled
Ln toileachais gun luchd 's gun dheir Full of mirth without hurt or tears
Gus slinte l dham lemhann chir To drink the health of my fine lion
(Sist 3x) (Chorus 3x)