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Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel Roghainn
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by William Jackson
  a) Chi Mi Fada Bhuam
b) Cl Nan Gillean
c) Mo Chraobh Ubhal Dhuibh
   
Appears On: Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: a) "Dh'irich Mi Gu Moch Di-luain" on Maggie MacInnes' album Peaceful Ground
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho... Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho...
   
Ch mi, ch mi fada bhuam I see, I see afar off
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
Ch mi 'n taobh deas 's an taobh tuath I can see to the south and the north
Eho hill ill u Eho hill ill u
Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
   
Ch mi 'n taobh deas 's an taobh tuath I can see to the south and the north
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
'Se mo cheist an gille donn My beloved is the brown-haired lad
Eho hill ill u Eho hill ill u
Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
   
'Se mo cheist an gille donn My beloved is the brown-haired lad
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
Dhreadh a bharraibh nan crann Who could climb to the tops of the masts
Eho hill ill u Eho hill ill u
Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
   
Dhreadh a bharraibh nan crann Who could climb to the tops of the masts
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
Bheireadh air an fhidhill pong Who could make the fiddle sing
Eho hill ill u Eho hill ill u
Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
   
Bheireadh air an fhidhill pong Who could make the fiddle sing
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
Air an fhidhill 's air an tromb The fiddle and the jew's harp
Eho hill ill u Eho hill ill u
Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
   
Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho Haoiri hillinn ho ho ro ho
Eho hia gu ill eo Eho hia gu ill eo
   
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
Gura h-e m' iomair e-ho Row for me, lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
   
Gura h-e m' iomair e-ho Row for me, lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
Gaol nan gillean iomair e-ho The lads are my joy
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
   
Gaol nan gillean iomair e-ho The lads are my joy
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
Dh' iomaireadh, dh' igheadh iomair e-ho They could row and show "row" lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
   
Dh' iomaireadh, dh' igheadh iomair e-ho They could row and show "row" lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
Nach trgeadh idir iomair e-ho They would never give in, the lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
   
Nach trgeadh idir iomair e-ho They would never give in, the lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
'S ged a bhristeadh iomair e-ho Though an oar would breaks, my lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
   
'S ged a bhristeadh iomair e-ho Though an oar would breaks, my lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
Rmh, cha thilleadh, iomair e-ho They would never turn back, my lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
   
Rmh, cha thilleadh, iomair e-ho They would never turn back, my lads
Cl nan gillean iomair e-ho Tweed for the lads, row, row, lads
   
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Tha ise 's fearann saor aice She is the owner of freehold land
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Tha gobhair is crodh laoigh aice She has goats and calves and cattle
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Tha buidheann mhr de chaoraich aic' She has a great herd of sheep
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Tha ise 's fearann saor aice She is the owner of freehold land
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Tha gobhair is crodh laoigh aice She has goats and calves and cattle
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Tha buidheann mhr de chaoraich aic' She has a great herd of sheep
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
'S ged tha silean claon aice But although she has squint eyes
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Chan eil 'san gill' ach slaodanach The lads are nothing but slowcatches
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
   
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree
Mo chraobh bhla dhubh ghaolach thu My darling lovely black apple tree
Mo chaobh bhla dhubh o ho You are my lovely black apple tree