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Gaelic Scotland Ri Fuaim An Taibh
   
Credits: Mary MacLeod; arranged by Donnie Murdo MacLeod
   
Appears On: Gaelic Scotland (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Ri fuaim an taibh At the ocean's sound
'S uaigneach mo ghean My mood is forlorn
Bha mis' uair nach b'e sin m'bhaist Time was that such was not my wont to hear
Bha mis' uair nach b'e sin m'bhaist Time was that such was not my wont to hear
   
Ach pob nuallanach mhr But the great shrill-voiced pipe
Bheireadh buaidh air gach cel All music surpassing
Nuair a ghluaist' i le meir Phdraig When Patrick's fingers stirred it
Nuair a ghluaist' i le meir Phdraig When Patrick's fingers stirred it
   
Gur mairg a bheir gill Woe to him who
Don t-saoghal gu lir Gives his trust to the world
'S tric a chaochail e cheum gbhaidh Oft has it changed in a perilous way
'S tric a chaochail e cheum gbhaidh Oft has it changed in a perilous way
   
Beir an t-soraidh seo bhuam Bear this greeting from me
Gu talla nan cuach To the hall of wine-cups
Far 'm bi tathaich nan truagh dimheil Haunt of kinsmen in distress
Far 'm bi tathaich nan truagh dimheil Haunt of kinsmen in distress
   
Chun an taighe nach gann To the dwelling that is not scanty
Fon leathad ud thall Over yonder beneath the slope
Far bheil aighear is ceann mo mhnrain Where is the joy and the theme of my melody
Far bheil aighear is ceann mo mhnrain Where is the joy and the theme of my melody
   
Tormod mo rin Sir Norman of my love
Olghaireach thu One of Olgar's race
Foirmeil o ths d'bhaist Stately from of old your custom
Foirmeil o ths d'bhaist Stately from of old your custom
   
Chan eil cleachdadh bheil brgh There is no virtue that is worthwhile
Gaisge neo gnomh There is no valor of prowess
Nach eil aigne mo ghaoil ln dheth But my dear one's person is full thereof
Nach eil aigne mo ghaoil ln dheth But my dear one's person is full thereof
   
An treise 's an lth In might and in vigor
An ceudfaidh 's an cli In understanding and renown
Am feile 's an gnis nire In liberality and modesty of mien
Am feile 's an gnis nire In liberality and modesty of mien
   
Fhuair thu fortan o Dhia From God you received a dower
Bean bu shocraiche ciall A wife most steadfast of sense
'S i gu foistinneach fial nrach Sedate, shamefast and hospitable
'S i gu foistinneach fial nrach Sedate, shamefast and hospitable
   
I gun dolaidh fon ghrin Without defect under the sun
Gu toileachadh treud For the pleasuring of companies
'S a folachd a rir bnrigh And her lineage is equal to that of a queen
'S a folachd a rir bnrigh And her lineage is equal to that of a queen
   
'S tric a riaraich i cuilm Often has she dispensed a banquet
Gun trioblaid gun tuilg Without confusion or pomp
Nighean iarla Dhn Tuilm, sln leat Daughter of Duntulm's heir, good health to you
Nighean iarla Dhn Tuilm, sln leat Daughter of Duntulm's heir, good health to you