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Bho Thr Nan Craobh Ba Ba Mo Leanabh
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Bho Thr Nan Craobh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Ba Mo Leanabh" on William Jackson & Mackenzie's album Notes From A Hebridean Island
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
O ba ba mo leanabh Oh hush-a-bye, my little baby
Ba mo leanabh, ba Hush, my little baby, hush
O ba ba mo leanabh Oh hush-a-bye, my little baby
N mo leanabhs' an ba ba My own little baby will go to sleep
   
Ged tha mi gun chaoraich agam Though I am without a flock of sheep
'S caoraich uil' aig cch And the others all have sheep
Ged tha mi gun chaoraich agam Though I am without a flock of sheep
Dan a leanabh an ba ba You, little baby, can go to sleep
   
Eudail mhir a shluaigh an dmhain Darling, of the people of the great world
Dhirt iad d'fhuil an d They spilt your blood yesterday
'S chuir iad do cheann air stob daraich They put your head on an oaken post
Tacan beag bho do chr A little way from your corpse
   
Dhrich mi bheinn mhr gun anal I breathlessly climbed the great mountain
Dhrich agus thearn I climbed and I descended
Chuirinn falt mo chinn fo d' chasan I would put the hair of my head under your feet
Agus craicionn mo dh limh And the skin of my two hands