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Cuilidh Mo Bheannachd Dhan Bhillidh r
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by amon Doorley, Julie Fowlis & Ross Martin
   
Appears On: Cuilidh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Mo bheannachd dhan bhillidh r My compliments to the new bailiff
'S tu fhin a choisinn an cli Who earned a reputation
Nuair a thinig e le thrp When he arrived with his troop
Dh'uaislean o dhthaich MhicLeid Of noblemen from the land of MacLeod
   
Thine tu led bhirdse cruinn You came with your barge
Ghabh thu timcheall air Port Rgh And went 'round Portree
Thogadh do shaighdearan cs Your soldiers would collect tax
Fhad 's a mhaireadh str nan drn While the fight lasted
   
Is thine tu led bhirds' mun cuairt You came with your barge
Ghabh thu timcheall 'Chinn a Tuath And went 'round the North End
Is dh'inns thu dhaibh gun gheilt gun ghruaim Informing them without cowardice or gloom
Gur e 'n cuan a bha fo srin That you were master of the open seas
   
Is r a' chraobh on d' rinn thu fs You are the offshoot of a vigorous tree
Na bha fon talamh dhith 's gu h-rd In root and branch
Gun mhosgan am bun no 'm brr A beautiful young fir
Ach an giuthas lainn g Without decay in root or foliage
   
Is Dmhnallaich sibh taobh air thaobh You are MacDonald on both sides
Lmh dhearg as suaicheantas dhuibh Your crest is a red hand
Long is bradan 's lemhann, craobh A galley, a salmon, a tree, a thistle
Gidheagan is fraoch glas g And young, green heather