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Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn! Fgail Liosmoir
   
Credits: E. Pursell
   
Appears On: Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Deir air mo shil, chaidh m'aighear air chl Tears in my eyes, my joy has been banished
Iubhrach air ghleus gam ghilan thar sil The vessel is under sail to carry me across the seas
On tha mi gad fhgail, eilean mo chrdh Since I am leaving you, my beloved island
Slas is sth ort 's gh Delight and peace and prosperity be with you
   
Muile nam fuar-bheann, Mrbhairn an igh Mull of the high bens, Morven of joyfulness
Apainn na grine 's Latharn' mo ghridh Sunlit Appin and my beloved Lorne
'S an t-eilean beag uain' an caidreabh a chuain And the little green isle in the embrace of the sea
Eilean dan tug mi bidh The island to which I have given affection
   
Cadal no dsgadh cluinnidh mi uam Asleep or awake I will hear from afar
A bhanarach g ri luinneig mun chr The young milkmaid singing by the cattle fold
San r-mhadainn Chit 's an smerach air gig And in the new May morning the mavis on the bough
A'gleusadh a pob gu cel Tuning her pipe for music
   
Soda is srl cha iarainn rim dhein Silks and satins I would not desire
No seudan is str no leabaidh-chloimh rd Or jewels and riches or a high wooden bed
B'e m'aighearachd bhuan an irigh bheag uain' My everlasting happiness would be the little green shieling
Is cadal gu suain air lr And a deep sleep on the floor
   
Soraidh le coilltean, soraidh le trigh Farewell to forests, farewell to the shore
Is soraidh le illeachd, soraidh le bigh And farewell to the beauty, farewell to affection
On tha mi gad fhgail, eilean mo chrdh' Since I am leaving you, my beloved island
Slas is sth ort 's gh Delight and peace and prosperity be with you
   
Muile nam fuar-bheann, Mrbhairn an igh Mull of the high bens, Morven of joyfulness
Apainn na grine 's Latharn' mo ghridh Sunlit Appin and my beloved Lorne
'S an t-eilean beag uain' an caidreabh a chuain And the little green isle in the embrace of the sea
Eilean dan tug mi bidh The island to which I have given affection