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Fama Clamosa Chaidh Na Fir A Scathabhaig
   
Credits: a) Chaidh Na Fir A Scathabhaig - traditional; arranged by Mackenzie
b) Faill Ill O Ho Ro Hug O - Eilidh, Gillian & Fiona Mackenzie
c) Chailin Ďig A Sti¨irimiche - traditional; arranged by Mackenzie
d) Faill Ill O Ho Ro Hug O - Eilidh, Gillian & Fiona Mackenzie
   
Appears On: Fama Clamosa
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Chaidh na fir a Sgathabhaig The men have gone to Scavaig
FÓill ill ill, o ho ro-o Faill ill ill, o ho ro-o
Tha 'n lÓ 'n-diugh fuar ac' For them this day is cold
O hi, ho-rionn o ho O hi, ho-rionn o ho
Hi ri ri ho ro-o g¨ Hi ri ri ho ro-o gu
FÓill ill o ho ro-o Faill ill o ho ro-o
   
Chaidh fear mo thaighe-s' ann The goodman of my house went there
FÓill ill ill, o ho ro-o Faill ill ill, o ho ro-o
Mhala caol gun gruaman He of the slender eyebrows, showing no frown
O hi, ho-rionn o ho O hi, ho-rionn o ho
Hi ri ri ho ro-o g¨ Hi ri ri ho ro-o gu
FÓill ill o ho ro-o Faill ill o ho ro-o
   
Sealgair an r˛in teillich thu Hunter of the blub-cheeked seal art thou
FÓill ill ill, o ho ro-o Faill ill ill, o ho ro-o
Is na h-eilide ruaidhe And of the red hind
O hi, ho-rionn o ho O hi, ho-rionn o ho
Hi ri ri ho ro-o g¨ Hi ri ri ho ro-o gu
FÓill ill o ho ro-o Faill ill o ho ro-o
   
Is na circeige duinne thu And of the little brown hen
FÓill ill ill, o ho ro-o Faill ill ill, o ho ro-o
Ný a nead sa luachair That makes her nest among the rushes
O hi, ho-rionn o ho O hi, ho-rionn o ho
Hi ri ri ho ro-o g¨ Hi ri ri ho ro-o gu
FÓill ill o ho ro-o Faill ill o ho ro-o
   
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o
   
Cailin mise, buachaill thusa I am a girl, you are a cowherd
Chailin ˛ig a hu ra bho ho Young girl a hu ra bho ho
B' fheÓirrde banchaig buachaill aice A milkmaid is the better for a cowherd
Chailin ˛ig a sti¨irmiche Young girl who would guide me
   
Latha dhomh 's mi falbh an fhÓsaich One day as I crossed the moorland
Chailin ˛ig a hu ra bho ho Young girl a hu ra bho ho
Thachair orm-sa an donn-bhean dhÓna I was met by a bold brown woman
Chailin ˛ig a sti¨irmiche Young girl who would guide me
   
Shuidh sinn air cnoc, rinn sinn bÓnran We sat on a hill, we made lovetalk
Chailin ˛ig a hu ra bho ho Young girl a hu ra bho ho
Shuidh sinn air cnoc, rinn sinn bÓnran We sat on a hill, we made lovetalk
Chailin ˛ig a sti¨irmiche Young girl who would guide me
   
Dh' iarr a' chailin ný nach b' fheudar The girl asked for something not possible
Chailin ˛ig a hu ra bho ho Young girl a hu ra bho ho
Dh' iarr a' chailin ný nach b' fheudar The girl asked for something not possible
Chailin ˛ig a sti¨irmiche Young girl who would guide me
   
Muileann air gach sruth an ╚irinn A mill on every stream in Ireland
Chailin ˛ig a hu ra bho ho Young girl a hu ra bho ho
Muileann air gach sruth an ╚irinn A mill on every stream in Ireland
Chailin ˛ig a sti¨irmiche Young girl who would guide me
   
Caisteal air gach cnocan grŔineadh A castle on each sunny hillock
Chailin ˛ig a hu ra bho ho Young girl a hu ra bho ho
Caisteal air gach cnocan grŔineadh A castle on each sunny hillock
Chailin ˛ig a sti¨irmiche Young girl who would guide me
   
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o
Faill ill o horo hug o Faill ill o horo hug o
Air faill ill o ho ro hug o Air faill ill o ho ro hug o