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Suas E! I Ra Hi
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Suas E!
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
I ra hi I ra hi
O h o h O h o h
I ra hi I ra hi
   
Gura mise tha fo mhulad I am sorrowful
Air an tullaich ud shuas On yonder hillock
   
Cha drich mi bruach I can't climb the embankment
Cha siubhal mi buan I can't travel with vigor
   
Cha dean mi ceum cmhnard I can't make a steady step
A' Dhmhnach na Luain On Sunday or Monday
   
'S tric mo shil air a' rubha I often watch the point
Far a' bhruaich ud shuas From yonder hill
   
Cha n-eil bt' a thig o 'n rubha No boat clears the point
Nach dubhaich ri m'ghruaidh That doesn't darken my countenance
   
Na bt' a thig o 'n chaolas No boat comes from the narrows
Nach caochail mi snuadh That doesn't change my expression
   
Cha chaidil mi idir I will remain sleepless
Gus an tig na bheil bhuam Until I get that which is from me
   
Cha n-eil cmha mo leannain It is not lamenting my sweetheart
A th'air m'aire an ceart uair That is on my mind at present
   
Ach cmha nam brithrean But lamenting my brothers
Cl finneach nan dual Of the ringletted hair
   
Turas Dhmhnaill 's Ailein Donald and Allan's journey
Chuir an tainead 'nam gruaidh Which has left my cheeks thin
   
Tha do phreasain 'nam chiste Your presents are in my hope chest
Rgh bu mhisde mi 'ad bhuam Lord, I was the worst for wanting them
   
Tha do bhrgan 'nam chasan Your shoes on my feet
N nach laigh orm fuachd Which keeps them warm
   
Tha do riobaidean sgrlaid Your scarlet ribbons
A' cuir derrsaidh 'nam ghruaidh Which make my cheeks shine
   
Tha do napagain romhach Your lovely kerchief
Gn shoda chaol buan And gown of fine durable silk
   
'S truagh leam dol do chuim cmhach The fate of your shapely form
Bhi fo mhighean nan stuadh To be joyless under the waves
   
Agus dol do chuim chlannaich And the fate of your curled tresses
Bhi 's an fheamainn 'ga luadh To be fulled in the seaweed