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Craobh Nan Ubhal A Bhradag Dhubh
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Flora MacNeil & Alison Kinnaird
   
Appears On: Craobh Nan Ubhal
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
A bhradag dhubh You black besom
O hi o hu O hi o hu
A bhrist na glasan Who have broken the lock
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
__ mi ort I will lay
O hi o hu O hi o hu
An dubh-chapull A rhyming forfeit on you
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
__ riamh What have you ever owned
O hi o hu O hi o hu
Ach Barraidh bheag But your little Barra?
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
Barraidh bheag Little, bare
O hi o hu O hi o hu
Chron-dubh chlachach Black, stony Barra
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
Cit an d'fhg thu What about
O hi o hu O hi o hu
Niall a' Chaisteil Neil of the Castle
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
Is Niall Gluin Dubh And Neil Black-knee
O hi o hu O hi o hu
Is Niall Frasach And Neil Frasach
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
Is Gillonan And great Gillonan
O hi o hu O hi o hu
Mr an gaisgeach The warrior
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
Dhirteadh am fon Who gave wine
O hi o hu O hi o hu
Fo na h-eachaibh To his horses
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
___ That they might shun
O hi o hu O hi o hu
___ Plain water
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu
   
Chuireadh cruidhean And shod them
O hi o hu O hi o hu
ir fo'n chasan With gold
O hao ri hao o ho O hao ri hao o ho
Fa liu o ho o hi o hu Fa liu o ho o hi o hu