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Gaelic Scotland Uamh An Oir
   
Credits: Arranged by Donnie Murdo MacLeod
   
Appears On: Gaelic Scotland (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Puirt A-Beul" on Cliar's album Gun Tmh
"Uamh An Oir" on Talitha MacKenzie's album Slas
"Uamh An Oir" on Margaret Stewart & Allan MacDonald's album Fhuair Mi Pog
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Is truagh a rgh gun tr lmhan My, it's a pity I don't have three hands
D limh sa phob, d limh sa phob Two hands for the pipe, two hands for the pipe
Is truagh a rgh gun tr lmhan My, it's a pity I don't have three hands
D limh sa phob 's lmh sa' chlaidheamh Two hands for the pipe and one for the sword
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Eadarainn a' chruit, a' chruit, a' chruit Between us the harp, the harp, the harp
Eadarainn a' chruit, mo chuideachd air m'fhgail Between us the harp, since my kin has left me
Eadarainn a luaidh, a luaidh, a luaidh Between us, my love, my love, my love
Eadarainn a luaidh, 's i ghall' uain a shraich mi Between us, my love, the green she-dog devastated me
   
Mo thaobh fodham m'fheil air brethadh Lying on my side, my flesh rotting
Daol am shil, daol am shil Beetle in my eye, beetle in my eye
D bhior iarainn gan sor fhiaradh Two iron pins continually thrusting
Ann am ghlin, ann am ghlin Into my knee, into my knee
   
Bidh na minn mheigeach nan gobhar chreagach Bleating kids will be rock-climbing goats
Man tig mise, man till mis' Uamh an Oir, Uamh an Oir Before I come, before I return from the Cave of Gold
'S na lothan cliata nan eich dhialta And meadow-pastured colts will be saddled for riding
Man tig mise, man till mis' Uamh an Oir, Uamh an Oir Before I come, before I return from the Cave of Gold
   
Bidh na laoigh bheaga nan crodh eadraidh Young calves will be milking-cows
Man tig mise, man till mis' Uamh an Oir, Uamh an Oir Before I come, before I return from the Cave of Gold
'S na mic uchda nam fir fheachda And boys on the lap will be men-at-arms
Man tig mise, man till mis' Uamh an Oir, Uamh an Oir Before I come, before I return from the Cave of Gold
   
'S iomadh maighdeann g fo ceud bhrr Many's the young virgin in her first bloom
Thid a-null, thid a-null Will have gone beyond, gone beyond
Man tig mise, man till mis' Uamh an Oir, Uamh an Oir Before I come, before I return from the Cave of Gold