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Ruith Na Gaoith Tionndaidh Am Bt'
   
Credits: Murdo John Morrison
   
Appears On: Ruith Na Gaoith
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Tionndaidh am bt' agus till leam a nall Turn the boat and return with me
'S a dh'ionnsuidh mo phisde gun tid mi le fonn And I'll go happily toward my girl
Dean gluasad gun dil gus am faigh mi a geall Move quickly that I may get her promise
Tionndaidh am bt' agus till leam a nall Turn the boat and return with me
   
A dh'aindeoin 's na thiall mise deas agus tuath In spite of where I've travelled southward and northward
Chaoidh chan iarr mi a baile mo luaidh I'd never wish to leave my love's village
'S ann tha mo rn-sa a' gabhail gach l That is where she passes each day
'S tha lrach a ceum far na dh'eirich i'n ird And her footprints mark where she climbed the heights
   
'Gad ionndrainn, 'gad ionndrain 's mi seladh a' chuain Missing you, missing you as I sail the ocean
Chan eil maduinn no oidhche nach 'eil thu 'nam smuain Neither morning nor night are you far from my mind
'Gad choimhead 'nam dhusgadh 'gad choimhead 'nam shuain Seeing you in waking seeing you in sleep
O fiamh do ghnis 's e dhridh mi a luaidh Oh the color of your cheek has pierced me through, my love
   
'S ma leanas tu mise 's gum faigh mi do lmh And if you'll follow me and I get your hand
Ni sinn ar slighe chun an altair gun dil We'll make our way to the altar without delay
'S ann an sin bhios an ceangal bhios daingeann, a ghraidh There we'll tie the binding knot, my love
'S bheir sinn boidean a' phsaidh a sheasas gu brth And we'll give our marriage vows which will stand forever
   
Tionndaidh am bt' agus till leam a nall Turn the boat and return with me
'S a dh'ionnsuidh mo phisde gun tid mi le fonn And I'll go happily toward my girl
Dean gluasad gun dil gus am faigh mi a geall Move quickly that I may get her promise
Tionndaidh am bt' agus till leam a nall Turn the boat and return with me