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Gaelic Scotland M'eudail Air Do Shilean
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Iain MacKay
  a) M'eudail Air Do Shilean
b) Lrach Do Thacaidean
   
Appears On: Gaelic Scotland (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: a) "Seice Ruairidh" on Capercaillie's album Secret People
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist 1: Chorus 1:
M' eudail air do shilean donna I love your brown eyes
Air do shilean 's air do bhodhaig Your eyes and your shape
M' eudail air do shilean donna I love your brown eyes
'S air do bhodhaig bhidhich And your comely shape
   
Gar am faighinn idir thu If only I were to get you
Gar am faighinn fhn thu If only I were to get you to myself
Gar am faighinn idir thu If only I were to get you
Na'n danadh tu mo dhcheall If you would allow me to persevere
   
(Sist 1) (Chorus 1)
   
B' fharr leam fhn na mle not' I wish more than a thousand pounds
B' fharr leam fhn na'n daoimean I wish more than diamonds
B' fharr leam fhn na mle not' I wish more than a thousand pounds
Gur e nochd anoidhche That tonight were the night
   
(Sist 1) (Chorus 1)
   
B' fharr leam fhn gu robh thu agam I wish you were mine
B' fharr leam fhn na'n t-r e I wish it more than gold
B' fharr leam fhn gu robh thu agam I wish you were mine
'S e do mhais a len mi Your beauty has wounded me
   
(Sist 1) (Chorus 1)
   
Lrach do thacaidean The trace of your tackets
Lrach do chruidean The trace of your hard boots
Lrach do bhrgan The trace of your shoes
Am brd Loch na Muilne On the plank at the Mill Loch
   
Sist 2: Chorus 2:
I ud ud eatharam I ud ud eatharam
I ud ud aoiream I ud ud aoiream
I ud ud eatharam I ud ud eatharam
Chunna mise raoir thu I saw you last night
   
Cha b'e brgan tacaideach You shouldn't have been wearing tackety boots
Le pleitichean is cruidhean With patches and hard soles
Bu chir a bhith ma d' chasan On your feet
Ma 's e caithris bha nad inntinn If you had a "night visit" in mind
   
(Sist 2) (Chorus 2)
   
Carson a bha thu spadsearsachd Why were you stravaiging
Timchioll tigh na muilne Around the Mill House?
Robh thu'n dil gu faigheadh tu Did you think you'd get to
Gu nighean bhuidhe mhuilleir? The miller's fair-haired daughter?
   
(Sist 2) (Chorus 2)
   
Cha ghabh i idir, idir, thu She won't have you at all, at all
Cha dan i caithris oidhch' leat She won't entertain you on a "night visit"
Gu'n cuir thu bhuat na bloidsearan Until you get rid of those clumsy boots
'S gu faigh thu brgan foidhne And get finer footwear
   
(Sist 2) (Chorus 2)