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Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn! Griogal Cridhe
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Griogal Cridhe" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Essentially Ishbel
"Griogair" on Talitha MacKenzie's album Spiorad
"Griogal Cridhe" on Mac-talla's album ...Mairidh Gaol Is Ceol
"Beloved Gregor" on Whistlebinkies' album Inner Sound
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
S'iomadh oidhche fhliuch is thioram Many a night, wet and dry
Sde nan seachd sian Even in the worst of weather
Gheibheadh Griogal dhmhsa creagan Gregor would find a little rock for me
Ris an gabhainn don Beside which I could shelter
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
bhan bhan bhan ri Obhan obhan obhan iri
bhan ri Obhan iri o
bhan bhan bhan ri Obhan obhan obhan iri
'S mr mo mhulad 's mr Great indeed is my sorrow
   
Dhrich mi dhan t-semar mhullaich I ascended to the topmost rooms
'S thirinn mi'n taigh-lir And I descended to the ground floor house
'S cha d'fhuair mise Griogal Cridhe And I did not find my beloved Gregor
'Na shuidhe mu'n chlr Sitting at the table
   
Eudail mhir de shluagh an domhain Great sweetheart of all people of the world
Dhirt iad d'fuil an d They poured your blood yesterday
'S chuir iad do cheann air stob daraich And they put your head on an oak stick
Tacan beag bho d'chr A short distance from your body
   
B'annsa bhith le Griogal Cridhe I would like to be with my beloved Gregor
Ternadh chruidh le gleann Driving cattle down the glen
Na le Baran mr na Dalach Than with the big Baron of Dall
Soda geal mu'm cheann With white silk around my head