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Gun Tmh Puirt A-Beul
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Cliar
  a) Chaill Mo Lmh A Lths!
b) Dili O Iodalam
c) Inns' Dhomh-sa C'il Thu Cadal?
d) Tha Buachaille Dubh Fionnghal
e) Ruidhleadh Mo Nighean Donn
   
Appears On: Gun Tmh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: a) "Uamh An Oir" on Talitha MacKenzie's album Slas
"Uamh An Oir" by Donnie Murdo MacLeod on the Gaelic Scotland compilation
"Uamh An Oir" on Margaret Stewart & Allan MacDonald's album Fhuair Mi Pog
d) "Puirt A Beul" on Mairi MacInnes' album This Feeling Inside
"Puirt A Beul" on Anna Murray's album Tr Nithean
e) "Puirt-A-Beul" on Mairi MacInnes' album Causeway
"Ruidhleadh" on Anna Murray's album Tr Nithean
"Ruidhleadh" on Shine's album Sugarcane
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Chaill mo lmh a lths My hand has lost its power
Chaill mo lmh a lths My hand has lost its power
Chaill mo lmh a lths My hand has lost its power
Thrig an ldag mi And the little finger is gone
   
Mo dhth, mo dhth, gun tr lmhan Alas that I do not have three hands
Mo dhth, mo dhth, gun tr lmhan Alas that I do not have three hands
D limh 's a' phob, d limh 's a' phob Two on the pipes, two on the pipes
D limh 's a' phob, 's t 's a' chlaidheamh Two on the pipes and one on the sword
   
Chaill mo lmh a lths My hand has lost its power
Chaill mo lmh a lths My hand has lost its power
Chaill mo lmh a lths My hand has lost its power
Thrig an ldag mi And the little finger is gone
   
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Deur chan eil 's a' phig' agam There's not a drop in my pitcher
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Deur cha robh riamh ann There was never a drop in it
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Eil deur idir, idir ann? Is there not a single drop in my pitcher?
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Deur cha robh riamh ann There was never a drop in it
   
'Cuala sibh ma Dhmhnall Og? Did you hear of young Donald?
Bh'e cir, sgiobalta He was fine and neat
'Cuala sibh ma Dhmhnall Og? Did you hear of young Donald?
Bh'e cir, bidheach He was fine and beautiful
'Cuala sibh ma Dhmhnall Og? Did you hear of young Donald?
Bh'e cir, sgiobalta He was fine and neat
Sgiobalta bha Dmhnall Og Young Donald was neat indeed
Leis an t-seana chta In his old coat
   
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Deur chan eil 's a' phig' agam There's not a drop in my pitcher
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Deur cha robh riamh ann There was never a drop in it
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Eil deur idir, idir ann? Is there not a single drop in my pitcher?
Dili o iodalam Dili o iodalam
Deur cha robh riamh ann There was never a drop in it
   
Nuair a thid Dmh'll ris an t-sliabh When Donald goes to the hills
'S fiadhaich a ruitheas e He runs fiercely
Nuair a thid Dmh'll ris an t-sliabh When Donald goes to the hills
'S fiadhaich a dh'fhalbhas e He runs wildly
Nuair a thid Dmh'll ris an t-sliabh When Donald goes to the hills
'S fiadhaich a ruitheas e He runs fiercely
Dmh'll cho luath ris an fhiadh Donald as swift as the deer
Agus aona bhrg air With only one shoe on
   
Inns' dhomh-sa c'il thu cadal? ___
C'il thu cadal, c'il thu cadal ___
Inns' dhomh-sa c'il thu cadal? ___
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Inns' dhomh-sa c'il thu cadal? ___
C'il thu cadal, c'il thu cadal ___
Inns' dhomh-sa c'il thu cadal? ___
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___ (Missing verse)
   
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
   
Iorball air earball On the tail, on the tail
Air ioball a reatha dhuibh On the tail of the black ram
Iorball air earball On the tail, on the tail
Air ioball a reatha dhuibh On the tail of the black ram
Iorball air earball On the tail, on the tail
Air ioball a reatha dhuibh On the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
   
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
   
Iorball air earball On the tail, on the tail
Air ioball a reatha dhuibh On the tail of the black ram
Iorball air earball On the tail, on the tail
Air ioball a reatha dhuibh On the tail of the black ram
Iorball air earball On the tail, on the tail
Air ioball a reatha dhuibh On the tail of the black ram
Tha buachaille dubh Fionnghal Fiona's black-haired shepherd
Air iorball a' reithe dhuibh Is on the tail of the black ram
   
Ruidhleadh mo nighean donn My brown-haired girl would dance a reel
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Ruidhleadh mo nighean donn My brown-haired girl would dance a reel
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden
Ruidhleadh mo nighean donn My brown-haired girl would dance a reel
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden
   
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Ruidhleadh mo nighean donn My brown-haired girl would dance a reel
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden
   
Nighean dubh sa nighean donn Black-haired girl, brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Nighean dubh sa nighean donn Black-haired girl, brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden
Nighean dubh sa nighean donn Black-haired girl, brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden
   
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden
Faireagain mo nighean donn Bravo, my brown-haired girl
Bha thu'n raoir an cl a bhearraidh Behind the ridge last night
Ruidhleadh mo nighean donn My brown-haired girl would dance a reel
Bha thu'n cl a' ghearraidh Behind the garden