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Camhanach Tha Fadachd Cian Do Ghaoil Orm
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Camhanach
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus:
Tha fadachd cian do ghaoil orm Long have I missed your love
'S tha mulad mr as d'aonais orm And great is my grief without you
Tha fadachd cian do ghaoil orm Long have I missed your love
   
Fhuair mi nead na liath-chirce I have found a gray-hen's nest
Air brr nan tonnan iargalta On the crest of the angry waves
Bha'n coileach as a' chliabadaich The cockerel showing off
Le cliabh air bac a ghaoirdein With a creel in the crook of his arm
Tha fadachd cian do ghaoil orm Long have I missed your love
   
Chunna mi na trmachain I have seen ptarmigans
An talamh-toll 'san rd-dorus In a burrow above the door
Bha dreathan-donn 's d rmh aige A wren with a pair of oars
'Cur bta 'n aghaidh gaoithe Was rowing a boat against the wind
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Chunna mi, 's gum b'fhiosrach mi I have seen, and I know it well
Na rin a' falbh le litrichean Seals carrying letters
Mileaid is peilios orra With satchels and pelisses
Is iad cho glic le daoine And just as much sense as people
Tha fadachd cian do ghaoil orm Long have I missed your love
   
Chunna mi na slairean I have seen the gannets
A' dannsadh a's na cl-taighean Having dances in outhouses
A' chuthag is "gug-gug" aice The cuckoo singing "cuckoo"
A' piocadh sil nan caorach Pecking out sheep's eyes
   
(Sist) (Chorus)