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Essentially Ishbel An Teid Thu Leam A Mhairi
   
Credits: Arranged by Ishbel MacAskill, Andy Thorburn & Corrina Hewat
   
Appears On: Essentially Ishbel
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "An Tid Thu Leam A Mhiri" on Fiona Mackenzie & Arthur Cormack's album Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
An tid thu leam a Mhiri? Will you go with me, Mary?
An tid thu leam a Mhiri? Will you go with me, Mary?
An tid thu leam a Mhiri dhonn Will you go with me, brown-haired Mary
Gur tr nam beanntan rda? To the land of the high mountains?
   
Dh'aithnichinn fhn do bhta I would recognize your boat
Sos ma Rubh' na h-irde Down by Aird Point
Bridean geala anns an t-sel White patches in the sails
'S Clann MhicLeid gan cradh And Clan Macleod repairing them
   
Tha crodh againn air irigh We have cattle on the sheiling
Laoigh an cois am mthar Calves beside their mothers
Tha sin againn is caoridh mhaol We have that and cheviot sheep
Ri aodann nam beann rda On the slopes of the high mountains
   
Cha tid mi leat a Ghidheil I will not go with you, Highlander
Mo dhthaich chaoidh chan fhg mi I will never leave my own country
Gur bochd am fonn 's tha an t-aran gann The soil is poor and food is scarce
An tr nan gleann 's nan rd bheann In the land of glens and mountains