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Causeway Mo Chridhe Trom's Duilich Leam
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Mairi MacInnes & Phil Cunningham
   
Appears On: Causeway
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mo Chridhe Trom 'S Dilich Leam" on Fiona Mackenzie & Arthur Cormack's album Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
"Mo Chridhe Trom" on Anna Murray's album Out Of The Blue
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Mo chridhe trom's duilich leam My heart is weary, so sad am I
Gur muladach a tha mi It is melancholy I am
Bho 'n chuir mo leannan clthaobh rium Since my sweetheart turned from me
T r cha tid na h-ite A new man will not come in his place
Mo chridhe trom's duilich leam My heart is weary, so sad am I
   
Nuair chunnaic mi an toiseach thu When I first saw you
Nad shuidh' air stc a' bhta Sitting at the gunwhale
'S e cig bliadhn' deug a dh'aois bha mi I was fifteen years old, love
A ghaoil nuair thug mi grdh dhut When I gave my love to you
Mo chridhe trom's duilich leam My heart is weary, so sad am I
   
Nuair chaidh mi chun a' chladaich leat When I went to the beach with you
'S a dh'amhairc mi nad bhta And saw you in the boat
Gu robh mo chridhe a' caoineadh My heart was weeping
Ged a rinn mi faoin an gire Although I tried to smile
Mo chridhe trom's duilich leam My heart is weary, so sad am I
   
Ach on a rinn thu caochladh But since you died
Air faondradh rinn thu m' fhgail Your leaving me was pointless
On mheall thu le do ghaol mi Since you deceived me with love
Chan fhaod mi bhith mar bha mi I cannot be as I was
Mo chridhe trom's duilich leam My heart is weary, so sad am I
   
Mo chridhe trom's duilich leam My heart is weary, so sad am I
Gur muladach a tha mi It is melancholy I am
Bho 'n chuir mo leannan clthaobh rium Since my sweetheart turned from me
T r cha tid na h-ite A new man will not come in his place
Mo chridhe trom's duilich leam My heart is weary, so sad am I