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Bho Thr Nan Craobh Ho Ro 'S Toigh Leam Fhin Thu
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Bho Thr Nan Craobh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Ho-ro 'S Toigh Leam Fhn Thu" on Mackenzie's album Camhanach
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Ho ro 's toigh leam fhn thu Horo, I do love you
A rbhinn as bidhche Most beautiful maiden
'S an gaol a thug mi fhn dhuit The love that I gave you
Cha dhobrainn air r e I wouldn't forsake for gold
Ho ro 's toigh leam fhn thu Horo, I do love you
   
Gu'n d'thug mi gion 'us grdh dhuit I gave to you great love
A Mhiri nighean Dmhnaill Mary, daughter of Donald
'S na'm faighinn toil do chirdean If I had your family's permission
Gun dil dhanainn psadh I would marry you without delay
   
'S na'm faighinn toil do chirdean If I had your family's permission
Gun dil dhanainn psadh I would marry you without delay
Na'm faighinn cead na clire With the permission of the clergy
'S tu-fhin a bhi denach And yourself to be willing
   
Toil d'athair is do mhthair The permission of your father and your mother
'S do chirdean mar chmhla And your family with them
'S gu'n cluinntemaid 'gar n-eubhach And we'd hear our bans called
'S an teampull Di-dmhnaich In the church on Sunday
   
'S gu'n cluinntemaid 'gar n-eubhach And we'd hear our bans called
'S an teampull Di-dmhnaich In the church on Sunday
'S chuireamaid an cruaidh-shnaoim And we'd tie a tight knot
Nach fhuasgail na meirean That fingers could not loosen
   
O ciamar bheirinn fuath dhuit Oh how could I dislike you
'S tu luaidh nam ban ga You are the most dear of the young women
Troigh chuimir am brig ir thu With feet so shapely in new shoes
Nach lbadh am feirnean That they won't bend the blades of grass
   
Troigh chuimir am brig ir thu With feet so shapely in new shoes
Nach lbadh am feirnean That they won't bend the blades of grass
'S mur dan mi do bhuannachd And if I don't win you
'S i 'n uaigh m'ite cmhnuidh The grave will be my resting place