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Ruith Na Gaoith Gad Chuimhneachadh
   
Credits: MacDonald; arranged by Arthur Cormack & Blair Douglas
   
Appears On: Ruith Na Gaoith
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Mi 'm shuidh an seo gad' chuimhneachadh I'm sitting here remembering you
A mhaighdeann aoidheil chiin Peaceful, pleasant girl
Gu bheil mi sgith de'n t-saoghal seo I'm weary of this world
Bho chuir thu rium do chl Since you turned your back on me
Ged dh'fhalbhainn as an dthaich seo And though I'd go forth from this land
A null gu trean cein To foreign countries
Gum bi mo chrdh' ri bualadh My heart would still beat
Airson gruagach a chiul-reidh For the girl of the smooth tresses
   
Ged dhealaich sinn an drsda Although we're parted now
Cha b'e d'fhgail bha 'nam mhiann Leaving you was not my desire
Thug fear eile lmh dhuit Another man gave you his hand
Mu'n do rinig mis' thu riamh Before I ever reached you
'S an crdh' tha cruaidh mar iaruinn And the heart, hard like iron
Ged bu mhiann leis bhith ort dlth Though it longs to be near you
Cha bhrist e chaoidh son bidhchead Will never break for beauty's sake
Nighneag g na silean ciin Young girl of the serene eyes
   
Carson a bhios mi cuimhneachadh Why do I remember
Na h-oidhcheanan a bh'ann The nights that are gone?
A diugh an aobhar chianalais Today, they are a reason for homesickness
Gur iad a liath mo cheann They have turned my hair gray
'S ged 's toigh leam a bhi smaoineachadh And though I like to think
Gu faodainn bhi ort teann That I could be close to you
Tha h-uile ni cho caochlaideachd Everything is so changeable
'S an t-saoghail bhochd a th'ann In this poor world
   
'S an drachd tha mi'n drsd' toirt duit And the good wishes I'm sending you now
A ribhinn luinn chiin Beautiful, peaceful maiden
Gu'm faigh thu fear na's fhearr na mi Are that you will have a better man
A sheinneas rd do chli Who will sing your praises
Is cha bhi fios gu brth agad And you will never know
Gun d'thug mi grdh dhuit rin That I gave my love to you secretly
'S ged bhiodh tu daonnan limh rium And though you would always be near me
Cha bhi fios aig cch c thu Others would not know who you were
   
Ach feumaidh mi co-dhnadh But I must conclude
Chan eil in' ann son a chrr There is no time for any more
Chan eil ann ach faoineas dhomh It is only foolishness for me
Bhi caoineadh son do shors' To be mourning your like
Ach molaidh mi gu brth thu But I will praise you forever
'Son do ndur blth gun gh For your warm, faultless nature
Is nuair thig crioch do lithean And when your days come to an end
Gum bi ite dhuit an glir There will be a place for you in heaven