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Nuair Bha Mi g An t-Aodann Ban
   
Credits: Calum MacFarlane
   
Appears On: Nuair Bha Mi g
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Bho'n dh'fhg mi'n tir 's am b'eaolach mi Since I left the land of my youth
Gur mr mo bhrn 's mo chaoidh Great is my sadness and yearning
Chan fhaic mo nis na cnocanan Now I never see the hillocks
Na sluichd agus na h-uilt The hollows or the pools
Gur fada bho mo chirdean mi I am far from my friends
Ach 's lidir is 'nam chuimhn' Although I remember them well
'S na guthan chuireadh filt' orm And the voices which welcomed me
An drsda mi cha chluinn Are now no longer heard
   
'S na cnocan rda duatharrach The high shady hills
A shuathas anns na noil With their peaks in the clouds
Chan eil 's an tir nas bidhch' na iad There is nothing more beautiful in the land
Le fraoch orra mar chleochd When they are cloaked in heather
'S gun dn am bs mo shilean-sa Until death closes my eyes
'S nach fhaic 's nach cluinn mu'n crr And I hear and see no more
Bi mi' uidh 's an Eilean Sgiathanach I will long for the Isle of Skye
A dh'raich mi o m'ig Where I spent my youth
   
Nuair dhealras grian an t-shamhraidh When the summer sun shines
Air na bruthaichean as ill' On the beautiful banks
'S a chi thu fa's na flraichhean And you see the flowers growing
As boidhche fo na noil The prettiest under the sun
Chan fhacas riamh leo' gradair They have never seen a gardener
No lmh cha deach nan cir And no hand ever cultivated them
Ach 'fs o bhuidhean nduir But growing from the world of nature
Tha gach tom, gach lus, gach rd Is every bush, flower and rose
   
Is fhada bho'n ite mi I am far from the place
'S an d'fhuair mi m' rach og Where I was brought up
Is fhada bho'n a Ghidhlig mi I am far from the Gaelic tongue
A brdachd is a col The poetry and the music
Cha chluinn mi bhith cuir filt' orm I am no longer welcomed
Le "Ciamar tha thu shoid?" With the words "How are you, friend?"
'S gu brth mi dhith cha dhi-chuimhnich And I will never forget my homeland
Gun caradh mi fo'n fhd Until I lie in the grave
   
'S an t-Aodann Bn cha'n fhg mi e I cannot leave Edinbaine
Gun rann chur as a dheidh Without composing a verse in its honor
Tha mran dhe mo chirdean ann Many of my friends are there
'S ann as a tha mi fin And I belong there myself
Tha ann an tmh mo phrantan It is there that my parents reside
A thog 's a leig mo chis Who have guided my life's steps
'S cho fad 's a bhios ann it aca And as long as they live there
Bi it' agam dha'n teid There will be a welcome there for me