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Camhanach Waulking Song Set
   
Credits: Traditional
  a) Togaibh Fonn An Drasda
b) Beir Soiridh, Soiridh Bhuam
c) Fa Rithill O Ho
   
Appears On: Camhanach
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Togaibh fonn an drsda Sing together now
'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o 'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o
Mhiri riut a tha mi I'm talking to you, Mary
'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho 'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho
Ho il o-ho hu ho il o Ho il o-ho hu ho il o
   
Co a nis do ghrdh-sa? Who now is your love?
'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o 'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o
'S aithne dhomh na's ill' leat I know who you like
'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho 'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho
Ho il o-ho hu ho il o Ho il o-ho hu ho il o
   
Buachaille nan rd bheann The shepherd of the high mountains
'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o 'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o
Le treud de chaoraich bhna With a flock of white-faced sheep
'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho 'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho
Ho il o-ho hu ho il o Ho il o-ho hu ho il o
   
Crodh-laoigh aige air irigh Cattle with calves on the shieling
'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o 'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o
Air Tom an Fhianaich luinn On the hillock of the beautiful moor-grass
'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho 'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho
Ho il o-ho hu ho il o Ho il o-ho hu ho il o
   
Bidh m is gruth is brr ann There will be butter, crowdie and cream
'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o 'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o
Is mulchag mhor de chise And a big round of cheese
'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho 'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho
Ho il o-ho hu ho il o Ho il o-ho hu ho il o
   
Cha bhi dith buntt' ort You won't have a scarcity of potatoes
'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o 'S na ho il o-ho hu ho il o
Na maorach as an trigh ort Or shellfish from the shore
'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho 'S na h - i - l - i liu o-ho
Ho il o-ho hu ho il o Ho il o-ho hu ho il o
   
Beir soiridh soiridh bhaum na e ho hu o-ho Take my greetings na e ho hu o-ho
Gu srath m'elais na h r ri u o To the strath I know so well na hi ri ri u o
O h o 's a bho ro o e ho h o-ho O hi o 's a bho ro o e ho hi o-ho
   
Chon an Leitir Bheag na e ho hu o-ho To the Leitir Bheag na e ho hu o-ho
Bharraich bhidhich na h r ri u o Beautiful and high-topped na h r ri u o
O h o 's a bho ro o e ho h o-ho O hi o 's a bho ro o e ho hi o-ho
   
Fsaidh fochann ann na e ho hu o-ho Corn, oats and barley na e ho hu o-ho
Coirce 's erna na h r ri u o Will grow there na h r ri u o
O h o 's a bho ro o e ho h o-ho O hi o 's a bho ro o e ho hi o-ho
   
Fsaidh peasair ann na e ho hu o-ho Pulses and peas na e ho hu o-ho
Fsaidh pnair na h r ri u o Will grow there na h r ri u o
O h o 's a bho ro o e ho h o-ho O hi o 's a bho ro o e ho hi o-ho
   
'S bnn guth cuthaig ann na e ho hu o-ho The bonnie voice of the cuckoo na e ho hu o-ho
'S bnn smeraich na h r ri u o And thrush is there na h r ri u o
O h o 's a bho ro o e ho h o-ho O hi o 's a bho ro o e ho hi o-ho
   
'S bnn guth a' bhuachaill na e ho hu o-ho And the bonnie voice of the herdsboy na e ho hu o-ho
Cualach bh ann na h r ri u o Tending the cattle is heard there na h r ri u o
O h o 's a bho ro o e ho h o-ho O hi o 's a bho ro o e ho hi o-ho
   
'S bnn guth banchaig na e ho hu o-ho As is the bonnie voice of the dairymaid na e ho hu o-ho
'S meanbh-chrodh g roimphe na h r ri u o Tending the young cattle na h r ri u o
O h o 's a bho ro o e ho h o-ho O hi o 's a bho ro o e ho hi o-ho
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
F rithill o ho Fa rithill o ho
Ho roho hao leo Ho roho hao leo
F rithill o ho Fa rithill o ho
   
'S daor a cheannaich mi 'phg Dearly have I paid for the kiss
   
A fhuair mi on g I got from the young man
   
Ann a' sabhal an fheir In a hay-barn
   
Bidh e'm chuimhne rim' bhe I will remember it forever
   
Gus an teid mi fon fhd Until I go under the turf
   
An ciste chumhang nam brd In a narrow coffin of planks
   
Air a dubhachadh le srl Covered with black satin
   
'S air a teannachadh le rd And fastened down with a hammer
   
(Sist...) (Chorus...)