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Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn! A Ghaoil Saoil Am Faigh Mi Thu?
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "A Ghaoil Saoil Am Faigh Mi Thu?" on Anna Murray's album Into Indigo
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
A ghaoil, saoil am faigh mi thu? Dear, I wonder if I shall win your hand
'Se d'fhaighinn dhanadh sln mi Having you for myself would make me well
A ghaoil, saoil am faigh mi thu? Dear, I wonder if I shall win your hand
   
Cha ghabh mi fhn an tillear I shall not take the tailor
Cha ghabh, cha ghabh, chan ill leam No, no, 'tis against my will
   
Cha ghabh mi fhn an ceannaiche I shall not take the merchant
Bidh ealach de chuid chich air He will be carrying a load of people's goods
   
Cha ghabh mi fhn an tuathanach I shall not take the farmer
Bidh ruaig airson a'mhil air He will be chasing the rent
   
Ach s'e mo ghaol an seladair But my love is the sailor
Air long nam mr chrann rda On the ship with stout, tall masts