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Tladh Nan Cuantan Mo Rn-sa Mhaighdean
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Allan Henderson, Calum Alex MacMillan & Ross Martin
   
Appears On: Tladh Nan Cuantan
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Mo rn-sa mhaighdean tha aoidheal ceanalta My love is the maid who is cheerful and kind
Thug bhuam mo shnuadh 's a dh'fhg gruaidhean tan' orm Who took my countenance from me and caused my cheeks to be haggard
Do ghruaidhean bidheach air dhreach nan rsan Your beautiful cheeks are like roses
'S do bheul mar neinean, 's ann dhmhs' is leannan thu And your mouth like a daisy, you are my own sweetheart
Mo rn-sa mhaighdean My love is this maiden
   
Is ann Dimirt a dh'fhg sinn Glaschu It was on Tuesday when we left Glasgow
A' dol air brd air long mhr nan crannagan Going on board the great ship of the cross-trees
Bha mi ga stiireadh 's an fhairge dmhail I was steering in the dark seas
'S mi togail crsa air claibh 'Shrilia Steering a course for the back of Australia
Mo rn-sa mhaighdean My love is this maiden
   
Grian san dbhlachd is flr sa' ghaillean thu You are the sun in the winter and a flower in the storm
Cha dubh a' ghrian is cha liath an t-earrach thu Sun will not darken your skin, nor will the spring bleach you
Do bhilean bidheach o'm mlse pgan Your lips of the sweetest kisses are so beautiful
'S gur lonmhor igear tha 'n tir air Ealasaid And there are many young men who have fallen for Elizabeth
Mo rn-sa mhaighdean My love is this maiden
   
Tha cig bliadhn' deug bho a' cheud l chaidh mi Fifteen years have passed since the first day I went
___ To search the oceans and travel the seas
Tha mi gun stras, gun airgead pcaid I am without wealth, without money in my pocket
'S ann their gu ler gu bheil mi grach, amaideach And many will say that I am foolish and feckless
Mo rn-sa mhaighdean My love is this maiden