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Nuair Bha Mi g Ho Ro 'Illean Na Bithemaid Tursach
   
Credits: Neil Beaton; arranged by Arthur Cormack, Dougie Pincock & Robin Morton
   
Appears On: Nuair Bha Mi g
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Hro 'illean, na bitheamaid trsach Ho ro boys, let's not be sad
Olaidh sinn dileag a rithist as r dhith We'll drink another measure
Fgaidh i cridheil sinn 's bithidh sinn sunndach It'll leave us hearty and happy
'S cuiridh i 'n cram uile fo sgd And it'll chase away all our cares
   
An deoch a ghabh mise an m na Bliadhn' Uire Word went far and wide across the land
Shiubhail i fad agus frsuing 'n an dthaich About the drink that I consumed at New Year
Chual iad an Stafan e 's thuirt iad le dimb They heard about it in Staffin and said without a doubt
Gur miosa na 'bhrid am fear bhios ag l That a drinker is worse than an animal
   
Dh'l mise barrachd 's a b'urrainn mi ghilain I drank more than I could handle
Dh'fhg siud me airnealach 's m' aisinean bridhte That left me sorrowful and with bruised ribs
Thug ise 'm laighe mi 's m' aithe 's mo lths bhuam It bowled me over and left me senseless and weak
'S chill mi mo chrs mar neach ann an ce And I was lost like a man in the mist
   
'S tric bhios mi 'g aithris gun sguir mi gun dil I often say that I will stop without delay
Nach me deur tuillidh, nach fhuiling mi 'm file That I won't drink another drop and its smell will not entice me
Dh'aindeoin mo bhilean chan urrainn mi fgail In spite of what I say, I cannot leave it alone
Bidh i 'gam thladh mar gum b'i cel It entices me like music does
   
'Nuair thid mi dhachaidh bidh 'bhean ann an gruaim rium When I go home my wife is annoyed with me
Gheobh mi mo theist' nas gu dleasanda bhuaipe I get my just desserts from her
"Ciamar, a bhurraidh, a chumas tu suas mi "How can you keep me, you fool
Cosg do chuid duais an taighean an il?" When you spend all your pay in the bar?"
   
Feumaidh mi aithris, ged tha i 'na buaireadh I must admit that it is tempting
Dh'aindeoin a mealladh tha iomadan buaidh innt' That in spite of its enticing qualities it has many good points
Togaidh i aighear air fear a bhios gruamach It will lighten the spirit of a down-hearted man
'S bheir i air cuasach ribhinn cir And it will make a sweetheart out of a decent girl
   
Fgaidh i cridheil thu 's bithidh tu dna It will leave you hearty and you will be bold
Bheir i dhut misneachd 's cha chlisg thu le nire It will give you courage and will not let you down
Fgraidh i t'geal 's cha teich thu ro d'nmhaid You will have no fear and you will not run from your enemies
Bidh tu cho lidir 'nuair bhios tu 'g l You will be so strong when you are drinking
   
Hro 'illean, na bitheamaid trsach Ho ro boys, let's not be sad
Olaidh sinn dileag a rithist as r dhith We'll drink another measure
Fgaidh i cridheil sinn 's bithidh sinn sunndach It'll leave us hearty and happy
'S cuiridh i 'n cram uile fo sgd And it'll chase away all our cares