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Siubhal Och in Mo Chailinn
   
Credits: Arranged by James Graham, James Ross, Donal Brown & Mary Ann Kennedy
   
Appears On: Siubhal
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mo Shil Ad Dhidh" on Mackenzie's album Fama Clamosa
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Dh' eirich mi moch air mhaduinn an de I rose early yesterday morning
'S gun gherr mi'n ear-thalmhainn do bhrgh mo sgeil And plucked the yarrow to tell my fate
An dil gu 'm faicinn fhin rn mo chleibh Hoping to see my heart's desire
Och in gu 'm faca 's a cl rium fin Alas, I did, but with her back to me
   
Och in mo chailinn 's mo shil ad dhidh Och och my lass, longing for you
Och in mo chailinn 's mo shil ad dhidh Och och my lass, longing for you
Mo Lili mo Lili 's mo shil ad dhidh My Lily, my Lily, longing for you
Cha leur dhomh am beallach aig cumha nan deur I cannot see the pass for my tears
   
Na'm biodh sud agam mo lth 's mo leum If I had my strength and energy
Mi 'm shuidh air a bheallach 's mo ch air ill Sitting on the pass with my dog on a leash
Gun deanainn-sa cogadh gu lidir treun I would fight strongly and bravely
Mu'n leiginn mo leannan le fear tha fo'n ghrein Before I would let any man under the sun steal my sweetheart
   
Tha mulad orm-sa is fiabhras mr I am sad and fevered
O chualas gu 'n deach' thu le Brian a dh'l Since hearing that you went drinking with Brian
Mo chomunn cha deanain ri mnaoi tha san fheil I would not associate with any other woman
O rinn thu mo thrigsinn 's mi fhin a bhith be Since you have forsaken me and I am still living
   
O chan eil uiseag no aoilinn bhn There is not a lark or white gull
Am brr a' chaisteil far robh mi 's mo ghrdh On top of the castle where I was with my love
Nach bheil ri tuireadh do'oidhche 's do l That is not lamenting night and day
O chual iad gun ghlacadh mo chailinn air limh Since hearing that my lass has given her hand to another
   
Nan tigeadh tu 'm baile le d' ghille 's le t-each If you would come home with your servant and horse
Gu'm fosglainn an dorus 's gu leiginn thu 's teach I would open the door and let you in
Gu'n deanainn do leapa 's gu'n laidhinn fhin leat I would make your bed and lie with you
'S cha b'fhad leinn an oich'ged bhiodh mos innt air fad And the night would not be long even if it lasted a month
   
Och in mo chailinn 's mo shil ad dhidh Och och my lass, longing for you
Och in mo chailinn 's mo shil ad dhidh Och och my lass, longing for you
Mo Lili mo Lili 's mo shil ad dhidh My Lily, my Lily, longing for you
Cha leur dhomh am beallach aig cumha nan deur I cannot see the pass for my tears
   
Mo Lili mo Lili 's mo shil ad dhidh My Lily, my Lily, longing for you
Cha leur dhomh am beallach aig cumha nan deur I cannot see the pass for my tears