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Camhanach Is E Cho Prseil Dhomh
   
Credits: Eilidh Mackenzie
   
Appears On: Camhanach
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
O mo mhac air mo ghlin Oh my son on my knee
Aineolas gun phlaide Your ignorance without a blanket
Cumail blths air do bhilean Keeping warmth on your lips
Anail mthar A mother's breath
Thar do chnn tri boinne birn Across your head three drops of water
Fliuch fhathast o do bhaisteadh Still wet from baptism
Is e cho prseil dhomh And he so precious to me
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Is e cho prseil dhomh And he so precious to me
Is e cho prseil dhomh And he so precious to me
Dil na ndeur chagair i rithe-fhin The hope of tears, she whispered to herself
Is e cho prseil dhomh And he so precious to me
   
O mo rn ri'm thaobh Oh my beloved by my side
Elas domhair geur Knowledge mysterious keen
'S mi cha smhach na lthair And I so silent in her presence
Bean nas lidir A stronger woman
Thog i gloinne ln de ghaoil She raised a glass full of love
Gun deireadh nan deur Without the finality of tears
Is e cho prseil dhomh And he so precious to me
   
O m'athair seas an ird Oh my father, standing tall
Cagair dn nam chluais Whispering a song in my ear
Brdachd fhor bho lithean m'ig Poetry of truth from childhood days
Sor thladh A never-ending lullaby
Is cha chluinne sinn do chrdh And we won't hear your anguish
Lorg plaid' nad chuairt Searching for the blanket in your journey
Is e cho prseil dhomh And he so precious to me
   
O mo sheannair suidh an seo Oh my grandfather sitting here
Faiceam pisd' nar dthis Let me see the child in us both
'S mi nad chearcall as guirme I in your bluest circle
'Leigeil anail Breathing out
'S tu nam bhrth o bhreith gu bs And you in my very essence from birth to death
Sgile ghorm gu crch A blue veil to the end
Is e cho prseil dhomh And he so precious to me