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Spiorad A Fhleasgaich ig
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Talitha MacKenzie & Chris Birkett
   
Appears On: Spiorad
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "A Fhleasgaich Oig As Ceanalta" on Cliar's album Cliar
"A Fhleasgaich Oig Is Ceanalta" on Maggie MacInnes' album Eilean Mara
"A Fhleasgaich ig" on Alyth McCormack's album An Iomall
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
A fhleasgaich ig as ceanalta Oh most gentle unmarried youth
'S tu leannan nan deas ghruagach You hold the hearts of lovely maidens
Do ghaol a rinn mo shrachadh Your love has made me so distraught
'S tha a bhlth sin air mo shnuadh-sa That its effect shows on my cheeks
   
Shibhlainn fada, fada leat I would travel far away with you
Shibhlainn deas is tuath leat I would wander north and south with you
Is shnmhainn an Cuan Rnach leat And swim the Rona Sea with you
'S ri m' bhe cha toirinn fuath dhut As long as I live, I will not grow to hate you
   
Gur binn thu na na filidhean You are the most melodious of poets
Gur sobhalt' leam do ghluasad I find your behavior most courteous
C chunnaic riamh air rlar thu Who could ever after seeing you
Nach draigeadh bhith suas riut? On the floor not wish to be with you?
   
'S ged bheireadh Rgh Seras ite dhuinn Even if King George would grant
Cho rd 's a th'aig duin' uasal Us a situation as high as a nobleman's
Gum b'fherr leam bhith air irigh leat I would rather be in a sheiling with you
An coill' 'na trth 's na luachrach In a young and rusty wood