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Ruith Na Gaoith Fhir A Shiubhlas Na Frthe
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Arthur Cormack
   
Appears On: Ruith Na Gaoith
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Fhir a shibhlas na frthe You who travel the mountains
Tha thu sor thighinn fainear dhomh Are forever coming into my thoughts
Tha mi 'g innse le frinn I am telling in truth
An n rinn mo sgaradh What has torn me
Chan e ghearradh a luaidh It wasn't the cutting lead
A rinn am bualadh fo'm neimheil That made the blow so bitter
Ach an dh'fhuirich dhe'm chirdean But the many of my friends
Anns a'bhlr a bha 's t-earrach Who fell in the battle in springtime
   
Tha mo chiabhag air glasadh My hair has gone gray
Tha mo leth-cheann air muthadh And my visage changed
Tha mo shilean a'sileadh My eyes are weeping
Tha mo chridhe bochd, brite And my heart is sick and wounded
Le'n a dh'fhuirich dhe'm chirdean For the number of my friends
'S an lr 'n deach a rsgadh Who remained to be stripped on the battlefield
'S e mheudaich mo chrdh What has increased my pain is
Gun fhios co chraich an r orr' Not knowing who spread the earth over them
   
Chan eil dic ann an Albainn There is not a duke in Scotland
No gu dearbh ann a Sasuinn Or indeed in England
Nach iarradh an igear deas g Who wouldn't wish the young and handsome youth
Bhi na mhac dha To be his son
Ann an toiseach do thmeghlac In the beginning of your career
Thu inntinn bha beachdail You captivated discerning minds
Bha thu foghainteach, roghail You were stalwart and kingly
Bha thu dleas bha'n aidmheil And you were steadfast in the faith
   
Ach sguiridh mise gar'n iomradh But I will cease talking of you
Neo idir gar'n ireamh Or indeed counting you
Bho'n a chaill mi na gibhtean Since I lost the gifts
Nach tig gu latha brth Which will not return 'til Judgement Day
'S ged a thigeadh Rgh Seamas And although King James would come
'S a dh'eidir gach sraid e And be proclaimed on every street
Ann an deireadh gach cmailt At the end of each situation
Bidh mo chis-sa mar tha e My state would be as it is