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Ruith Na Gaoith Ruith Na Gaoith
   
Credits: Blair Douglas
   
Appears On: Ruith Na Gaoith
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Ruith Na Gaoith" on Rachel Walker's album Fon Reul-Sholus
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Tha do shilean a 'tladh mar fhil ir Your eyes are enticing like a ring of gold
Cho soilleir, cho stheil, cho prseil thar glir Bright, peaceful and more precious than glory
'S do bhidhchead gun choimeas mar eal' air a' chuan And your beauty is unequalled like the swan on the ocean
O Mhairi-Eilidh, 's tu mo rn Oh Maryellen, you are my love
   
'S bi gillean a'bhaile a radh, "Tha thu faoin And the boys of the village say, "You are foolish
Chan eil i ach mar nathair a mealladh gun smaoin" She's like a serpent carelessly deceiving you"
Ach tha mo dhlseachd cho domhain gun ghrnnd But my faith is deep, fathomless
Gun fhois, gun iomall, gun chadal, 's gun snnd Without peace, without end, without sleep, without joy
   
'S g'e daor do phgan 's cruaidh do chrdh' Though your kisses are costly and your heart is hard
'S g'e daor do bhidean briathran gun bhrgh Though your vows are costly words without substance
Latha 's a dh' oidhche tha m'anam gun sth Day and night my soul has no peace
'S g'e daor do phgan leanaidh mi Though your kisses are costly I will persevere
(2x) (2x)
   
O'n a chunnaic mi do mhaise tha m'aigne gun tmh On seeing your beauty my mind has been restless
Long mo thuigse gun shol 's gun rmh And the ship of my understanding is without sail, without oar
'S ged tha mi a'tagradh cha ghabh thusa idh And despite my pleading you pay no attention
O Mhairi-Eilidh, 'eil mi ruith na gaoith? Oh Maryellen, am I chasing the wind?
   
'S g'e daor do phgan 's cruaidh do chrdh' Though your kisses are costly and your heart is hard
'S g'e daor do bhidean briathran gun bhrgh Though your vows are costly words without substance
Latha 's a dh' oidhche tha m'anam gun sth Day and night my soul has no peace
'S g'e daor do phgan leanaidh mi Though your kisses are costly I will persevere
   
'S g'e daor do phgan leanaidh mi Though your kisses are costly I will persevere