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Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel Aodann Strathbhain
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Mairi Morrison & Jim Sutherland
   
Appears On: Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Aodann Srath Bhin" on Capercaillie's album Delirium
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Mi ri iomachd 'nam aonar One day as I chanced to wander
Anns an g mhadainn Mhigh On a May morning early
Feadh ghleanntaichean uaine I was roaming aimlessly
Mar fhear fhuadain gun stth Through the green glens
'N uair a chunnaic mi a' ghruagach When I saw this bonny maid
An taobh shuas dhiom a' tmh A bit further up the glen
'S i ri nighe cuid aodaich Washing her clothes
Mach air Aodann Srathbhain Out on the Braes of Strath Blane
   
An sin dhrich mi suas I decided to go up
Far an robh gruagach mo ghridh And approach the young maiden
Is labhair mi rithe I spoke to her
Gu sobhalta blth Warmly and civily
Tha bliadhna agus crr It's now just over a year
'n thisich ar grdh Since our love began
Is ma bhitheas tu denach And if you're now ready
Bidh sinn psadh gun dil We could be married without delay
Gun dil Without delay
   
Gu psadh, gu psadh To marry, to marry
Ro-g tha mi 'n drsda I'm far too young for that
Gu bheil teanga aig do shersa The tongue of your likes
Dhanadh fgradh 's gabh it' Is too deceitful and causes sorrow
Gum bi m' athair 's mo mhthair My father and mother
'Gam chineadh gu brth Would scold me forever
Nam psainn do leithid If I were to marry
A fhleasgaich gun stth A young man without means
   
Ach a nigheanan ga But young lasses
Tha gun phsadh 's gach it Wherever you are, who are still unmarried
Na diltaibh fir ga Do not refuse young lads
Le mr chis no tmh From arrogance
Nach muladach dhomh-sa Look at me now
Bhith gun phsadh gu brth I shall never get married
Is fheudar fuireach 'nam aonar I shall always have to live on my own
Mach air Aodann Srathbhain On the Braes of Strath Blane