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Siubhal Breisleach
   
Credits: Donald Shaw; lyrics by Aonghas MacNeacail; arranged by James Graham, James Ross & Mary Ann Kennedy
   
Appears On: Siubhal
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Breisleach" on Capercaillie's album Delirium
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Chaidh mi' n d dhan choille challtainn I went to the hazelwood yesterday
Shireadh chnothan airson biadh Seeking hazelnuts for food
Ach 's e bh' air a h-uile geug But on every branch and twig
Ach d' aodann-sa gam thriall Was your pursuing face
Chaidh mi' n d gu trigh a' mhaoraich I went to the shell shore yesterday
Ln de choilleagan a bhuainn To gather cockles for a meal
Nochd a h-uile slige neamhnaid Every single shell was filled with
D' illeachd-sa a luaidh Your beauty, my love
   
Chaidh mi staigh dhan aon taigh-sda I went to the alehouse
Son do sgirsadh as mo cheann To expel you from my head
H-uile gloinne thog mi, thaom Every glass I raised, your beauty
Do mhaiseachd aist' na deann Overflowed from it
Chlaon mi trth a-raoir dhan leabaidh I went early to bed last night
Thusa ruagadh as le suain To escape you in sleep
Ach cha tug thu cead dhomh cadal But you did not let me sleep 'til
Gus an deanainn duan I made you a song
   
Dh' iarrainn-sa bhith saor od thireadh I'd wish to be free of your pursuit
Ach gu bheil sinn roinnt o chil' But that we are apart
Do chumadh bhith an it' do shamhla Let your presence replace my image of you
Agam bhios an fhill And how I'd rejoice
Dh' fhg thu mi nam bhaothair grach You've reduced me to foolish babbler
Bradh chirdean le do chli Tiring friends with praise of you
Nuair a thig thu ch iad nacheil When you return they'll see that
Mearachd ann am fhi My words are true
   
Ch iad sgurr a'danns' le saobh-shruth They'll see mountains dance with ripples
Famh is iolair' anns an ruidhl' Mole and eagle step the reel
Stamh gu caomh ag altrum sbh-lir Red rasp held by kind sea-tangle
Mireadh mu an sil Sport before their eyes
Ch iad mis' is thusa sgradh They'll see you and I make merry
Bil ri bil, ar n-anail aoint' Lip to lip, our breath as one
Cniadachadh mar seo gu sor le Caressing thus forever
Chile b' e ar maoin Together our reward