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Grinn Grinn Gaol Nam Fear Dubh
   
Credits: Arranged by Arthur Cormack, Allan Henderson, Ingrid Henderson, Hector Henderson, Mary Ann Kennedy, Maggie MacDonald & Ross Martin
   
Appears On: Grinn Grinn
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Gaol nam fear dubh, grinn, grinn Most beloved of dark-haired men
Luaidh nan fear dubh, grinn, gasda Most beloved of fine and handsome dark-haired men
Gaol nam fear dubh, grinn, grinn Most beloved of dark-haired men
   
Eghainn Duinn Peighinn Din Brown-haired Ewan from Peighinn Din
Dhan tug mi mo rn 's mo thasgaidh To whom I gave my love
   
Chunna mi air Fill Phort Rgh thu I saw you at the Portree fair
B' e illeagan measg mle pears' thu A jewel amongst a thousand folk
   
Fhileadh ort den bhreacan uaine Wearing a kilt of green check
'S leam as bidhche bhith ga fhaicinn How I loved to see it
   
Gaol nam fear dubh, grinn, grinn Most beloved of dark-haired men
   
'Eil fhios d a chum a-raoir thu I wonder what kept you last night
'S nach robh 'n oidhche fuar no frasach? When there was neither rain nor cold?
   
Tha fios nach do chum am t-sd' thu Surely the weather didn't keep you back
'S nach robh mle sln an astar Without even a mile to travel
   
'S math an taic thu ri d' chirdean What a support you are to your kin
Guala' lidir, 's fheirrd' iad ac' thu A strong shoulder, they are the better for having you
   
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