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Bho Thr Nan Craobh Air Faillirinn Iu
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Bho Thr Nan Craobh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Air fillirinn i Air fillirinn i
Horo iilrinn o Horo iilrinn o
Air fillirinn i Air fillirinn i
   
Gur mise tha fo mhulad I am sad
Air uilinn nan stc As I recline on the rocky slopes
   
Mi coimhead Caol Muile I look towards the Sound of Mull
'S cha ghrunnaich mi null But can't wade across
   
Far an d'fhg mi mo mhthair Where I left my mother
Air a cradh 's an ir Buried in the ground
   
Far an d'fhg mi mo leannan Where I left my sweetheart
Caol mala 's rosg ciin With the narrow eyebrows and calm eyes
   
Ch mi'm bta dol seachad I see the boat sailing by
Leam is lapach a "crew" Her crew seems to me to be faltering
   
'S mur an deachaidh mi mearachd If I am not mistaken
Bha mo leannan air stiir My sweetheart is steering
   
Dol seachad air Eirinn Sailing past Ireland
Chaidh mo chile 's a' ghrunnd My husband went to the ocean floor
   
Air bhrr nan tonn uaine On the top of the green waves
'S iad a suaineadh a siil As the boat's sails were twisted
   
Air a bhrr nan tonn glasa On top of the gray waves
Muir a' sgapadh a bird With the sea splashing on the boat's decks
   
'S daor a cheannaich mi'n sgadan It's dearly I paid for the herring
Air a phacadh as r That was newly packed
   
'S daor a cheannaich mi 'm bta It's dearly I paid for the boat
Rinn am bthadh 'n an triir That caused the drowning of the three men