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Stras Miri Bhn Dhail An Eas
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Philip Strong & Mary Jane Lamond
   
Appears On: Stras
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
S' mithich dhmhsa tiseachadh It is timely for me to begin
Is m' ran chur an cill And compose my song
Gur fhada bhon bu chir dha It is long since it
Bhi ann an rdugh ridh Should have been put in order
Tha m' inntinnsa cho luaineach My mind is as restless
Ri gaoith tuath air bhrr nan geug As the north wind on top of the branches
Ma s' e gum ps a' ghruagach As the maiden has married
Tha shuas ann an Gleann it' From Gleann Eit
   
Gur bidheach leam a dh'fhs thu You grew so beautiful to me
Bho d' bhrr gu sil do bhuinn From the top of your head to the heel of your foot
Chan eil cron ri ireamh ort You have no fault to enumerate
'S tu bean an nduir grinn You are a woman of a charming nature
Nar mhealamsa mo shlinte May I not enjoy my health
Mur b' fherr leam na bhi 'm rgh I would prefer that I was a king
Cead bhi laidhe limh riut With permission to lie beside you
Mo lmh fo' d' mhuineal mn My arm under your fine neck
   
Gur lonmhor mais ri' h-aithris There are many beauties to enumerate
Air an ainnir is math snuadh About the lass and her fine complexion
Do shlios geal mar an caineal Your side, white like the __
No mar eala nan tonn uain' Or like a swan on top of the green waves
Shiubhail mi bho 'n Apuinn I traveled from Appin
A mach gu Uisge Chluaidh Out to the Clyde
'S bean t' aogais anns an astar sin And a woman of your countenance
Cha'n fhaca mis', a luaidh I did not see, love
   
Tha falt bachlach bidheach ort You have beautiful curly hair
Air dhath an ir 'na dhuail With the color of gold on your braid
Gur fiamhach sgiamhach, rbhuidh e It appears beautiful, golden
'An rdugh ann an cuaich Arranged in ringlets
Bha m' inntinnsa ln slais My mind was full of light
'Nuair bha mi chmhnuidh shuas When I was living up there
'S a nise bho 'n a dh'fhg mi e Now that I have left
Chan eil mo thmh ach truagh My rest is but poor
   
Tha nonagan an ite seo The girls of this place
Ri tir orm gu mr Insult me a great deal
G'un d' thuirt iad rium am bachelor They call the "bachelor"
'S gu bheil mi sean gu leir That I am plenty old
Ach cha b' i 'n aois a liath But it isn't age
Mo chiabhagan cho mr That has made mustach so gray
Ach soban na tonn dubh ghorm But the drifts of the blue-black waves
A' tighinn bho chl nan sel Coming from behind the sails
   
Gur lonmhor anns an ite seo There are many in this place
Mo nimhdean bho chionn greis My enemies since a while
A chionn gu'n d' thug mi grdh Because I gave my love
Dh'an nighean bhin tha' n Dail-an Eas To the fair maid from Dalness
Tha fleasgaich anns an ite seo The young men in this place
'S gum b' fherr leo gun robh mis' Would prefer if I was
'An iomall domhain fad air falbh At the edge of the world, far away
Gun earbsa ri tighinn s With no means of coming back
   
Ged a bhithinn fad air falbh Although I would be far away
Bhiodh m' earbsa ri tighinn as I would have means of coming back
A shealltainn air mo ghrdh To look on my love
An nigh'nn bhn a's illidh dreach The fair maid and her elegant appearance
Chan eil e anns an l seo It is not in this generation
No 's an l a thig am dhigh Nor in the generation to come after me
Bean do mhais' a Mhiri A woman of your beauty, Mary
'S tu a's ille tha fo 'n ghrin You are the most beautiful under the sun
   
'S seal a thuit m' inntinnsa My mind has fallen low
Cha drich i ri m' bhe And it cannot bring me to life
A chaoidh cha dean mi innseadh I have never told
An n sin tha 'gam len The thing that has wounded me
Gus an tid mo thiodhlaiceadh Until I am buried
'An cistidh dhonaich bhrd In a secure board coffin
Cha trig mi gaol na h-ghneige I will not abandon my love of the girl
Dh'fhg m' inntinn trom fo len Who has left my mind heavy, wounded