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Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn! Tha Sme˛rach 'S A Mhadainn Chi¨in
   
Credits: N. MacIlleSheathanaich
   
Appears On: Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Lord MacDonald's" on Karan Casey's album Distant Shore
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Tha smeorach sa mhadainn chi¨in The thrush in the calm morning
Binn, binn a'ceilearadh Singing sweetly, sweetly
Tha smeorach sa mhadainn chi¨in The thrush in the calm morning
Ge b'e c˛ a chluinneadh i No matter who is listening
   
Air madainn mhoich san doire dhl¨th On an early morning in the nearby copse
Lusan 's fli¨rain lurach innt' With lovely plants and flowers there
Ach 's annsa leam-sa seirm a'chi¨il But I prefer the chorus of its music
'S eun mo r¨in toirt luinneig dhomh From my beloved bird giving me a song
   
O seinnidh druid am bun nan st¨c Oh a starling can sing at the base of the mountain
Goiridh sm¨dan 's cuthag ann And the ring-dove and teh cuckoo can sing there
Ach 's grinne leam na aon den tri¨ir But sweeter to me than any of the three
Sme˛rach bheag a'bhinne ghuth Is the little thrush of the sweet voice
   
Tha ceilear sme˛il air ˛gan c¨il The chirping of a mavis on yonder twig
Moch is dr¨chd air duilleagan Early in the morning with the dew on the leaves
A'd¨sgach m'aigne-sa gu sunnd Awakens my spirits to joy
Gur cruit-chi¨il na cruinne i She is the musical instrument of the world
   
Tha smeorach sa mhadainn chi¨in The thrush in the calm morning
Binn, binn a'ceilearadh Singing sweetly, sweetly
Tha smeorach sa mhadainn chi¨in The thrush in the calm morning
Ge b'e c˛ a chluinneadh i No matter who is listening