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Nuair Bha Mi g An Gaol A Thug Mi Og
   
Credits: Neil MacLeod; arranged by Arthur Cormack, Brian McNeill & Alan Reid
   
Appears On: Nuair Bha Mi g
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
'S a' mhaduinn chitein 'n uair tha 'n drichd On a May morning when the dew
Cho ciin air bhrr an fheir Lay gently on top of the grass
'S na lusan maoth cho maiseach r And the tender flowers, new and beautiful
A' dsgadh suas 'n an glir Were awakening in their glory
'S a' ghrian a' boillsgeadh air an gnis And the sun shining on their surfaces
Mar sheudan mirneach ir Like delicate, golden jewels
Tha sin gu tric a' toirt gu m' smaoin This often brings to my mind
An gaol a thug mi g The love I gave in my youth
   
'N uair ch mi 'n spridh a' ruith 's a' leum When I see the cattle and their young
Le ibhneas air na lin Playing happily in the meadows
'S a ch mi smerach bhinn nan geug And I see the beautiful thrush
'S a cile fhin 'n a cir And her chosen mate mong the branches
Ag ullachadh a cuachaig fhaoin Preparing her empty nest
C' a h-lach maoth gun treir For her tender, helpless young
Tha sin gu tric a' toirt gu m' smaoin This often brings to my mind
An gaol a thug mi g The love I gave in my youth
   
'N uair ch mi 'n rbhinn mhaiseach chiin When I see the quiet and comely maiden
Le rn gun fhoill gun gh With love free from treachery or guile
'S a leannan gaoil d'an d'thug i idh Happily picking roses
Le sunnd a' buain nan rs Along with the loved one she desired
'S a chi mi 'n t-igfhear fearail, caomh And I see the friendly, manly lad
A' seinn ri taobh na h-igh Singing beside the pure maid
Tha sin gu tric a' toirt gu m' smaoin This often brings to my mind
An gaol a thug mi g The love I gave in my youth
   
Faodaigh na lusan irigh suas But the flowers must sprout forth
Tha 'n diugh 'n an suain fo 'n fhd Which today lie dormant in the earth
'S 'n uair thig an samhradh simh mu'n cuairt And when the calm summer comes around
Bidh luathghair aig na h-ein The birds will rejoice
Thig iomadh caochladh oirnn nach saoil Many unseen changes will come about
'S cha bhi iad saor a bhrn Which will not be free from sorrow
Tha sin gu tric a' toirt gu m' smaoin This often brings to my mind
An gaol a thug mi g The love I gave in my youth