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Bho Thr Nan Craobh O, Tha Mise Fo Ghruaimean
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Bho Thr Nan Craobh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
O, tha mise fo gruaimean Oh I am unhappy
'S beag ioghnadh ged a ghluaisinn duilich There's little wonder I go about sadly
'S fad' tha mise o I mo chirdean I am from from Iona, land of my people
Far 'n d' rinn mi 'fgail uile Where I left them all behind
O, tha mise fo gruaimean Oh I am unhappy
   
'S iomadh rud a tha 's an it' seo There are many things in this place
Nach robh 's an it' a dh'fhg sinne That were not in the land that we left
Cuileagan uaine 's an l ann Flies that are green in the daytime
'S air an oidhch' a fs 'nan teine And at night they turn into fire
   
'S ged is liath ceann an Drbhair Though the Drover, who came over with us
Thinig nall cmhla ruinne Has a head that's gray with age
Bha na suaimpeachain cho dlth ann The swamps here are so thick
'S gu'n dh'ibh e, "Tha'n dthaich 'na teine" That he cried out, "The country is on fire"
   
Cha chluinn sibh cuthag no gug-gg ann You won't hear the cuckoo or his call here
Maduinn chiin air brigh glinne On a calm morning on the hillside
Ach drumaireachd na coilich-ruadha Only the drumming of the red grouse cock
'S siud a' fuaim tha fuathach dhuinne And that's an unpleasant sound to us