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Gun Tmh Dmhnall An Din
   
Credits: Iain Lom; arranged by Cliar
   
Appears On: Gun Tmh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
A Dhmhnaill an Din Donald of Duntulm
Mhic Ghilleasbuig nan tr Son of Archibald of the towers
Chaidh t' eineach 's do chli thar chch You have surpassed all other in goodness and renown
Tha seirc ann ad ghruaidh There is beauty in your cheeks
Caol mhala gun ghruaim Your brow is slender, without a frown
Beul meachar o'n suairce gradh A tender mouth of gentle love
   
Bidh siud ort a' triall When marching you carry
Claidheamh sgaiteach gorm siar A keen blue-bladed sword
Air th' uilinn bidh sgiath gun sgth On your elbow a fearless shield
Is a' ghrbhailt mhath r And your good new headshield
Air a taghadh o'n bhth Chosen from the best stock
B' i do roghainn an ts a' bhlir Was your choice as battle commenced
   
A churaibh gun ghiamh Warrior without blemish
Trth ghabhadh tu fiamh You would be alert for attack
Is e thogadh tu sgian mar arm To lift a dirk as your weapon
Is a gunna nach dilt And the trusty gun
An trth chaogadh tu 'n t-sil When you would take aim
Gum bitheadh a shgradh searbh Would play a bitter game
   
Is bogha 'n t-sr chil And a bow of excellent flexibility
Donn meallanach r Brown, well-knotted and new
Caoin fallain de'n fhiran dearg Seasoned and healthy from the red yew
Is taifeid nan dual And the knotted bow-string
Air a tarraing fo d' chluais Drawn back below your ear
'S mairg neach air am buailt' a meall Woe to him struck by its forceful blow
   
Is ite 'n ein leith And a goose feather
Air a sparradh le cir Fixed with wax
Bhiodh briogadh an didh a h-err There would be a puncture where its tail passed through
Air an leacainn mun iadh On the slope where
Cinn ghlasa nan sgiath The winged gray heads circle
Cha bu ghaiseadh bu mhiann le d' chrann Your shaft was unlikely to shrivel from disuse
   
O 's imeachd do'n Fhinn Since the Fian tribe is gone
'S cinn-fhine sibh fin You are indeed
Air fineachan fil gu dearbh The leaders of liberal clans
Iarla Aondruim nan sluagh The earl of Antrim of the hosts
'S Clann Ghill' Eathain nam buadh And the victorious Maclean clan
Bidh siud leat is Ruairidh Garbh They will support you, and Ruairidh Garbh
   
A Dhmhnaill an Din Donald of Duntulm