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Bho Thr Nan Craobh Oran Gillean Alasdair Mhoir
   
Credits: Sarah MacArthur
   
Appears On: Bho Thr Nan Craobh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Moch 's a'mhaduinn Di-Luain Early on Monday morning
Air an turus gun buaidh On the luckless journey
Dh'fhalbh na h-illeagain bhuam air bhidse The precious ones sailed on a voyage
   
Dmhnull donn nan sl blth Brown-haired Donald of the warm eyes
Agus Ruairi chil bhin And Roderick of the blond hair
Iad sin agus Alasdair og They and young Alasdair
   
Rgh, bu bhidheach bhur sgrob Oh God, how beautiful their rowing stroke
An m togail bho thr At the time of sailing
Air an turus nach d'thill na seid On the voyage from which the heroes did not return
   
Shil 'us shid i le stoirm It was pouring and windy in the storm
Dh'fhs an oidhche cho doirbh The night grew so wild
Bha mo chall-sa air lorg ro l My loss was known before morning
   
Dmhnull donn nan rosg mall Brown-haired Donald of the calm eyes
Rgh na cruinne, mo chall Oh King of the world, my loss
Thu bhi 'd laighe gun fonn, gun de Lying with no life or breath
   
Tha sibh uile air chall You are all lost
Chaneil aon agaibh ann Not one of you remains
An m togail nan crann 's na sel To raise the masts and the sails
   
Och, och, mo sgeul cruaidh Och, och, my difficult story
'S ann a tha sibh 's a' chuan It is that you are in the sea
A Rgh, nan tonn uaine is gorm Oh God, the sea of green and blue waves
   
Gu' m bu bhidheach bhur sgriob Your rowing stroke was so beautiful
'Nuair a dh'fhalbh i bho thr As you sailed from the land
Air an turus nach d' thill na seid On the voyage from which the heroes did not return