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Dchas Waulking Song
   
Credits: a) Gura Mise Tha Fo Mhulad
b) Braes Of Melinish - John MacDonald
   
Appears On: Dchas; Gaelic Scotland 2 (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
'S na horo h hoireannan 'S na horo h hoireannan
Horo chall eile Horo chall eile
'S na horo h hoireannan 'S na horo h hoireannan
   
Gura mis' tha fo mhulad It is I that am sorrowful
Air an tulaich 's mr m' islean On a hillock, great is my grief
   
Chunna mise mo leannan I saw my love
Cha do dh'aithnich e 'n d mi He did not recognize me yesterday
   
Cha do dh'fhidir, 's cha d' fharraid He neither noticed me nor enquired
Cha do ghabh e dhom sgeula He didn't ask me how I was
   
Chunna mise dol suas thu I saw you going up
Gu buaile na spridhe To the cattlefold
   
'S ann a ghabh e orm seachad He passed me by
Air each glas nan ceum eutrom On a gray horse with a light step
   
Air each glas nan ceum lthmhor On a nimble-footed horse
'Ghearradh snndach an fhithe Lively at jumping the bog
   
Tha mo leanabh nam achlais My baby is in my arms
'S mi gun taice fo'n ghrin dha I am without sustenance under the sun for him
   
Cha bu mhise bu choireach I was not at fault
'S ann bu choireach e fhin ris It was himself that was at fault
   
Mar a thid mi 'nam nar That I wander around alone
'G iarraidh ln air gach t dha Seeking food of every woman for him