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Suas E! Horo Mo Nighean Donn Bhidheach Nan Gormshuil Meallach
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Suas E!
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
A-raoir a rinn mi 'm bruadal Last night I had a dream
Dh'fhg mo chadal luaineach Which left my sleep disturbed
Mur dan mi do bhuannachd If I cannot win you
'S truagh nach robh mi 's an talamh I would rather be in the ground
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Ho r mo nighean donn bhidheach Horo my pretty brown-haired girl
Nan gorm-shil meallach With the enticing blue eyes
'S truagh nach robh sinn cmhla If only we could be together
Ged bhitheamaid falamh Though we had nothing
O mo nighean donn bhidheach Oh my pretty brown-haired girl
Nan gorm-shil meallach With the enticing blue eyes
   
T'aghaidh thana nrach Your slender, shy face
Gu sealltainn an sgthan Well suited for the mirror
'Mheud 's a thug mi m'ghrdh dhut The love that I've given you
A dh'fhg mi air m'aineol Has left me confused and lost
   
Tha do chli 's do bheusan Your good name and virtues
Co-mire ri chile Complement each other
'S binne na na teudan Sweeter than the sound of strings
An tis a thig fo t'anail Is the music you make under your breath
   
'S math thig an t-mar Amber on the maiden's breast
Am broilleach na h-ighidh Becomes her
Stocainn shod' 's brgan Likewise silk stocking and shoes
Bcaill ir 'gan ceangal With gold buckles to secure them
   
Ach ma chuir thu cl rium But now you have left me
Coma liom co-dhiubh thu I must learn to live without you
'S mo shoraidh 'gad ionnsaidh This is my farewell to you
Tha mi 'n drachd mhath dhut For I still wish you well