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Bho Thr Nan Craobh He Mo Leannan
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Bho Thr Nan Craobh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Waulking Set" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Essentially Ishbel
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
He mo leannan, h mo leannan He my love, ho my love
'S e mo leannan a' fear r My love is the new fellow
He mo leannan, h mo leannan He my love, ho my love
   
'S e mo leannan a' fear bn My love is the fair-haired lad
A dheidh'adh an ird a bhrr an t-siil Who'd go right to the top of the ship's mast
   
'S e mo leannan a' fear laghach My love is the pleasant lad
'S tu mo roghainn, thaghainn thu You're my choice, I would select you
   
'S galair na's miosa na'n dideadh A plague worse than the toothache
Air an t thug bhuam mo rn On the girl sho took my love from me
   
Nar meal i 'n gn r 's a'chiste Let her be without a new gown in her clothes chest
Na na shuidheas air a glin And without what would sit on her knee
   
Nar meal i 'n curraic na'n cleca Let her be without cap and cloak
Nar meal i 'n t-oigear na 's m And especially let the young man be denied to her
   
'S tric a chaidh mi leat dha 'n tobar Often I went with you to the well
Cha tugadh sinn dhachaidh drdh We wouldn't bring home a drop of water
   
'S tric a chaidh mi leat dha 'n bhthaich Often I went with you to the cow-byre
Sneachda na b' irde na glin With snow up higher than the knee
   
'S tric a chaidh mi leat dha 'n t-sabhal Often I went with you to the hay-barn
Fodar fodhainn 's bhos ar cinn Ther would be hay above and below us
   
'S leabaidh bheag an cl a' chidsin And the little bed at the back of the kitchen
Far 'm bu tric bha mise 's tu You and I would often be there together
   
'S nuair a bhiodh cch na laighe When the others had gone to sleep
Dh'fhosg'linn dhut an uinneag chil I would open the back window for you