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Fama Clamosa Mo Shil Ad Dhidh
   
Credits: Rev. Donald MacNicol
   
Appears On: Fama Clamosa
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Och in Mo Chailinn" on James Graham's album Siubhal
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Ochoin a chailin 's mo shil ad dhidh Alas, my girl, my eye is after you
A chailin, mo chailin 's mo shil ad dhidh Girl, my girl, my eye is after you
A Lili, mo Lili 's mo shil ad dhidh Lily, my Lily, my eye is after you
Cha lir dhomh am bealach le sileadh nan deur I can't see the mountain pass for the flowing of tears
   
Gun d' irich mi mochthrath madainn an-d I got up very early yesterday morning
'S gun gherr mi 'n ear-thalmhainn do bhrgh mo sgil And I plucked the yarrow because of my plight
An dil gum faicinn-sa rn mo chlibh In the hope of seeing my beloved
Ochoin gum facas 's a claibh rium fin Alas, I did see her, but with her back to me
   
'S ann ormsa tha 'm mulad 's am fiabhras mr I have sorrow and I am in a great fever
On chualas gun deach thu le Brian g Since I heard that you went away with young Brian
Mo chomann cha dan mi ri mnaoi san fheil' I shall not make friends with any woman
On rinn thu mo thrigsinn 's mi fhin a bhith be Since you have left me while I am still alive
   
O chan eil uiseag no faoilinn bhn There is no lark or white seagull
No eun anns an doire dam b'el mo ghrdh Or any bird in the grove who knows of my plight
Nach eil nis ri tuireadh a dh'oidhche 's a l But is now mourning night and day
On chualas gun ghlacadh mo chailinn air limh Since they heard my girl's hand was taken