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Causeway Mairead g
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Mairi MacInnes
   
Appears On: Causeway
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "A Mhairead Og" on Flora MacNeil's album Craobh Nan Ubhal
"A Mhairead g" on Alyth McCormack's album An Iomall
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
A Mhairead g, 's tu rinn mo leon Young Margaret, you are the cause of my grief
Gur cailean bhidheach lurach thu A bonny, lovely girl you are
Gur guirme do sil a' mhadainn chiin Your eyes are bluer in the calm morning
An dearc air chl nan duilleagan Than the blueberry amongst the leaves
   
Gur gil' thu ghridh na 'n sneachda bn You're more radiant, my love, than the white snow
A' cur air ird nam monaidhean That falls on the moorland
Och __ mo nighean donn ___
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Och, 's i mo mhthair rinn an call It was my mother that did wrong
Nuair chuir i shealg nan tunnag mi When she sent me to hunt ducks
'S nuair rinig mi an linne chaol When I got to the narrow pool
'S ann bha mo ghaol a' srthladh innt'e It was my love that was bathing there
   
'S nuair rinig mi an linne chaol When I got to the narrow pool
'S ann bha mo ghaol a' srthladh innt'e It was my love that was bathing there
'S e 'n gunna caol a rinn mo len It was the slender gun that wounded me
Cha tid e irleach tuilleadh leam It won't travel an inch more with me
   
Air leabaidh lir chan fhaigh mi tmh On a low bed I'll get no rest
'S air leabaidh ird cha chuir iad mi And on a high bed they'll not put me
Mi 'n diugh 's an d air cnoc leam fhin Today and yesterday, alone on a hillside
A' sileadh dheur 's mi turaman Shedding tears and rocking myself in grief
   
O Rgh nan dl cum rium mo chiall Oh King of the elements, keep me sane
Cha robh mi riamh 's a' chunnart seo I have never been in such peril
A Mhairead g, 's tu rinn mo len Young Margaret, you are the cause of my grief
'S tu dh'fhg fo bhrn 's fo mhulad mi It's you who's left me desolate and grief-stricken