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Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn! Bha Mi Latha An Samhradh
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Bha Mi Latha Samhraidh An Ste˛rnabhagh" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Sýoda
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Bha mi latha samhraidh an Ste˛rnabhagh One summer's day I was in Stornoway
Chunna mi rud ann agus ch˛rd e rium I saw something there which appealed to me
Nighean bheag a'danns air a casan lom A little girl dancing on her bare feet
Ribeanan na ceann agus cle˛c oirre Ribbons in her hair and a cloak on her
   
ThÓinig balach uasal is "Lorns" air A noble boy came wearing "Lorns"
Thuirt e rith, "A luaidh, cuir do bhr˛gan ort He said to her, "Dear, put your shoes on
Gus an tŔid sinn cuairt dhan a Ghearraidh Chruaidh That we may go for a walk to the Castle grounds
'S dýridh mi suas Beinn na Dr˛bha leat" And I'll climb up Bennadrove with you"
   
"Cha tŔid mise cuairt chun na dr˛bha leat "I'll go for no walk to the drove with you
Ged a tha thu uasal is br˛gan ort Though you are noble and wear shoes
B'Óill leam a bhith danns air mo chasan lom I'd prefer to dance on my bare feet
Le fear a chluicheadh triomb no meile˛idian" With one who'd play a jew's harp or accordion
   
Bha mi latha samhraidh an Ste˛rnabhagh One summer's day I was in Stornoway
Chunna mi rud ann agus ch˛rd e rium I saw something there which appealed to me
Nighean bheag a'danns air a casan lom A little girl dancing on her bare feet
Ribeanan na ceann agus cle˛c oirre Ribbons in her hair and a cloak on her