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LÓn D¨il Nach Till Thu Dh˛mhnaill?
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Phil Strong & Mary Jane Lamond
   
Appears On: LÓn D¨il
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
LÓ dhomh 's mi 'siubhal a' mhonaidh One day as I rambled the moor
   
SŔist: Chorus (after each verse):
Ď a i¨ nach till thu Dh˛mhnaill? Ď a i¨ will you not return Donald?
Ď a hý nach till thu Dh˛mhnaill? Ď a hý will you not return Donald?
Ď a i¨ nach till thu Dh˛mhnaill? Ď a i¨ will you not return Donald?
   
Cˇ thachair rium ach D˛mhnall Whom did I happen upon but Donald
   
Th˛isich sinn air beadradh sp˛rsail We began to flirt playfully
   
ThÓnaig am beadradh dhuinn gu d˛ruinn Our flirting came to grief
   
Bhagair e mo lÚin' a shr˛iceadh He threatened to tear my shift to shreds
   
Chuir e falt mo chinn fo bhr˛gan He trampled the hair of my head under his shoes
   
Thug e sgian bheag Ós a ph˛caid He took a small knife from his pocket
   
Cha b'e siod a gheall thu Dh˛mhnaill That wasn't what you promised me Donald
   
Ach rÚiteach agus banais 's p˛sadh But instead a betrothal, marriage banquet and wedding
   
LÓ dhomh 's mi 'siubhal a' mhonaidh One day as I rambled the moor