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Gaelic Scotland O 'S Toil 'S Gu R Thoil Leam
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Donnie Murdo MacLeod
   
Appears On: Gaelic Scotland (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "O 'S Toil 'S Gur Ro-thoil Leam" on James Graham's album Siubhal
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Gura mis' tha fo mhulad I am all miserable
Ged is duilich dhomh innse Though it is hard for me to admit
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
O 's toil 's gur r-thoil leam Oh I like, I do like
O 's toil leam thu, nonag Oh I like you, lassie
O 's toil 's gur r-thoil leam Oh I like, I do like you
   
Mi an taigh-eiridinn Shasuinn Here in hospital in England
'S gur trom airsneulach m'inntinn My head is heavy and weary
   
Mi gun fhois nach e 'm bs e Not knowing whether I may die
'S cha toir bta 'Phortrgh mi And the boat will never take me to Portree
   
Thoir mo shoiridh 'Dhn Bheagain Bear my greetings to Dunvegan
Nam feadan 's nam poban The place of chanters and pipes
   
'N t-soiridh eile seo fairis Another greeting across the water
Bhuam go ceannaichean Lte From me to the merchants of Leith
   
Go gillean na Hearadh One to the Harris boys
Is go Alasdair Pobar And to Alasdair the piper
   
Go pidse na baintighearn' To my lady's page
Ged 'se 'chainnt rinn mo dhteadh Though it was his telling that got me in trouble
   
'S toil 's gur toil leam a' ghruagach I like, I do like the maiden
Ged nach d' fhuair mi dhomh fhn Though I did not get her for myself
   
'S toil leam bean a' chuil bhuidhe I like the fair-haired girl
A n 'm bruthach a dhreadh Who can lightly climb the brae