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Nuair Bha Mi g Mo Nighean Donn Nan Gobhar
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Arthur Cormack
   
Appears On: Nuair Bha Mi g
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Ho mo nighean donn nan gobhar Ho my brown-haired goatherdess
He mo nighean donn nan gobhar Hey my brown-haired goatherdess
'S trom inntinneach mi 'nad dheidhidh My mind is heavy since you left
'S bidheachd siubhach mo nighean donn Gracefully moves my brown-haired girl
Ho mo nighean donn nan gobhar Ho my brown-haired goatherdess
   
Nighean donn as ille sealladh Brown-haired lass of comely appearance
'S guirm do shil na driuchd na maidne Your eyes sparkle like the morning dew
An gaol a thug mi dhut a's t-earrach The love I gave you in the spring
Cha teid e as m'aire chaoidh I will never forget
Ho mo nighean donn nan gobhar Ho my brown-haired goatherdess
   
Nighean donn bha ris na gmhna Brown-haired lass of the young goats
Bha mi uair 's bu mhr mo gheall ort Great was the promise I once gave you
Dhut a thigeadh dhol dha'n dannsa How lovely you looked when you would go dancing
Le gun srann aice dhe'n t-sid With a silk gown wrapped around you
Ho mo nighean donn nan gobhar Ho my brown-haired goatherdess
   
Dol dha'n chlachan air Di-dmhnaich Going to the church on Sundays
'S geal do stocainn 's dubh do bhrgan With your white stockings and black shoes
'S truagh a'righ nach mi bha comh' riut I am sad that I was not along with you
Ged nach psamaid a chaoidh Although we will never marry
Ho mo nighean donn nan gobhar Ho my brown-haired goatherdess
   
He mo nighean donn nan gobhar Hey my brown-haired goatherdess
'S trom inntinneach mi 'nad dheidhidh My mind is heavy since you left
'S bidheachd siubhach mo nighean donn Gracefully moves my brown-haired girl
Ho mo nighean donn nan gobhar Ho my brown-haired goatherdess