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

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Ged bhiodh ann cur is cathadh Even in the drifting snow
Is sde nan seachd sian With all seven elements abounding
Gheibheadh Griogair dhomsa cnacan Gregor would find a crevice for me
'San caidlimid fo dhon And we would sleep in its shelter
   
Sist: Chorus:
Ochain ochain ochain uiridh Ochain ochain ochain uiridh
Ochain uiridh Ochain uiridh
Ochain ochain ochain uiridh Ochain ochain ochain uiridh
'S mr mo mhulad 's mr Oh great is my lamentation
   
Is mr a b'annsa bhith aig Griogair I would rather be with Gregor
Fo bhrata ruibeach rin Under a hairy sealskin rug
Na bhith aig Baran cron na Dalach Than with the withered Baron of Dal
Ag gilan soda is sril With silk and satin to wear
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Chuir iad a cheann air ploc daraich They put his head on an oaken stump
Is dhirt iad fhuil ma lr And spilled blood on the ground
Nam biodh agamsa an sin cupan If I had had a wee cup there
Dh'lainn dith mo shth I would have drunk my fill
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Ged tha mnathan chich aig baile Although the rest of the women of the village
'Nan laighe is 'nan cadal smh Are lying in their peaceful sleep
Is ann bhios mise bruaich mo leapa I myself am beside my bed
A' bualadh mo dh limh Beating with my two hands
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Ba hu, ba hu, ba mo leanabh Lullabye, my little one
Ba mo leanabh, ba Lullabye, my little one
Ba hu, ba hu, ba mo leanabh Lullabye, my little one
Chan eil thu ach tlth You are just so delicate
Chan eil thu ach tlth You are just so delicate