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Cliar 'S Truagh Nach D' Rugadh Dall Mi
   
Credits: William Ross; arranged by Cliar
   
Appears On: Cliar
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "'S Truagh Nach D'rugadh Dall Mi" on Mackenzie's album Camhanach
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Is truagh nach d' rugadh dall mi Oh that I were born blind
Gun chainnt is gun lirsinn Without speech and sight
Mas fhac' mi t'aghaidh bhaindidh Before I saw your feminine face
Rinn aimhleas nan ceudan Which has been the ruin of hundreds
Bho'n chunnaic mi bho ths thu From when I first saw you
Bu chliteach do bheusan Your conduct was renowned
Gum b' fhasa leam am bs It would be easier for me to die
Na bhith lthair as t'eugmhais Than to live without you
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Filoro, filoro, filoro hug eile Filoro, filoro, filoro hug eile
Filoro, filoro, filoro hug eile Filoro, filoro, filoro hug eile
Air fail ili o agus ho ro hug eile Air fail ili o agus ho ro hug eile
Chan fhaigh mi cadal smhach I will not sleep soundly
A ghridh, 's gun thu ridh rium My love, if we are not reconciled
   
Gur binne leam do chmhradh Sweeter is your conversation to me
Na smerach nan geugan Than the thrush of the branches
Na cuach 's a mhadainn Mhighe Or the cuckoo on a May morning
Neo clrsach nan teudan Or the stringed harp
No'n t-easbaig air Latha Dmhnaich Or the bishop on Sunday
'S am mr-shluagh ga isteachd And the assembled crowd listening to him
Neo ged a chunntadh stras Or if I counted all the riches
Na h-Erpa gu lir dhomh Of Europe as my own
   
Is truagh nach robh mi fgail Oh that I were able to leave
An t-saoghail seo ro chianail This awful world
Bha dchas faoin gam thladh Foolish hope beguiled me
'S e'n gaol rinn mo dhobhail It was love which destroyed me
Ge fada bhuam a shiubhlas tu Though you may travel far from me
Ri m' bhe bhithinn riut dleas All my life I would be faithful to you
'S nuair thigeadh Latha na Cruinne And when the Day of Reckoning would come
'S i Mr Ros a dh'iarrainn It would be Marion Ross I would want