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Soda Ch Mi'n Toman
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Ishbel MacAskill & Blair Douglas
   
Appears On: Soda; Gaelic Scotland (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Ch mi'n toman caorann cuileann I see the hillock of the rowan and holly
Ch mi'n toman caorann thall I see the hillock of the rowan and yonder
Ch mi'n toman caorann cuileann I see the hillock of the rowan and holly
Laogh mo chil' air uilinn ann And my beloved resting on his elbow there
   
Cha tid mise 'chr nan caorach I'll not go to the sheep fold
Cha tid mise 'chr nan uan I'll not go to the lamb fold
Cha tid mise 'chr nan laoighean I'll not go to the calf fold
O nach eil mo ghaol ud ann Since my love is not there
   
Ch mi mo thriir bhraithrean seachad I see my three brothers passing
Air an loma luath In a great rush
Sgeinean beag air bhrr an uilinn Small knives in the crooks of their arms
Fuil mo ghaoil a'sileadh uap' And my love's blood dripping from them
   
Ach nam b'aithne dhmhs' an rathad But if I knew the road
Gu bean-taighe an fhuilt bhin To the fair-haired woman's house
Dh'innseadh i mu irigh grine She would tell before sunrise
Nach b'e fuil an fhidh a bh'ann That it was not the blood of the deer
   
Ch mi'n toman caorann cuileann I see the hillock of the rowan and holly
Ch mi'n toman caorann thall I see the hillock of the rowan and yonder
Ch mi'n toman caorann cuileann I see the hillock of the rowan and holly
Laogh mo chil' air uilinn ann And my beloved resting on his elbow there