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Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn! A Dh˛mhnaill Bhig
   
Credits: D. MacPhail
   
Appears On: Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
SŔist: Chorus (after each verse):
A Dh˛mhnaill bhig o h¨ o h˛ Oh little Donald, o hu o ho
A Dh˛mhnaill bhig o h¨ o h˛ Oh little Donald, o hu o ho
A Dh˛mhnaill bhig o h¨ o h˛ Oh little Donald, o hu o ho
Tha m'inntinn trom o'n dhealaich sinn My mind is sad since we parted
A Dh˛mhnaill bhig o h¨ o h˛ Oh little Donald, o hu o ho
   
A Dh˛mhnaill bhig 's tu m'¨idh is m'annsachd Oh little Donald, you are my interest and my loved one
'S i do bhlÓthshuil grian mo shamhraidh Your warm eyes are the sun of my summer
Chlaon gach ni gu duibhre geamhraidh Everything changed to the darkness of winter
Bho'n a chaill mi sealladh ort Since I lost sight of you
   
Dh'fhÓg mi'n diugh thu fhŔin 's do mhÓthair Today I left you and your mother
As mo dhŔidh ro chianail, crÓiteach After me, very sad and depressed
Cruadhs' na bliadhna 's chan e 'n t-Óilgheas 'Twas the hardship of the year and not arrogance
Chuir an drÓsd' do Shasunn mi Has caused me to go to England just now
   
'S beag tha dh'fhios aig fleasgach aosda Little do old men know
Liuthad Ónradh is cruaidh-fhaochadh The many troubles and hardships
Th'aig fear-teaghlaich air bheag mhaoin That a family man with little money has
A'strý ri saoghal carraideach Struggling against a troublesome world