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Craobh Nan Ubhal A Mhairead Og
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Flora MacNeil
   
Appears On: Craobh Nan Ubhal
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mairead g" on Mairi MacInnes' album Causeway
"A Mhairead g" on Alyth McCormack's album An Iomall
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
A Mhairead g, 's tu rinn mo leon Young Margaret, you are the cause of my wound
Gur cailean bhidheach lurach thu Beautiful, lovely girl
Gur guirme do sil a' mhadainn chiin Your eye is bluer in the calm morning
An dearc air chl nan duilleagan Than the blueberry behind its leaves
   
Gur guirme do sil a' mhadainn chiin Your eye is bluer in the calm morning
An dearc air chl nan duilleagan Than the blueberry behind its leaves
Gur gil' thu ghridh na 'n sneachda bn You are more radiant, my love, than the white snow
A' cur air ird nam monaidhean That falls on the heights of the moor
   
Gur gil' thu ghridh na 'n sneachda bn You are more radiant, my love, than the white snow
A' cur air ird nam monaidhean That falls on the heights of the moor
Och, 's i mo mhthair rinn an call It was my mother that wrought the deed
Nuair chuir i shealg nan tunnag mi When she sent me to hunt the wild duck
   
Och, 's i mo mhthair rinn an call It was my mother that wrought the deed
Nuair chuir i shealg nan tunnag mi When she sent me to hunt the wild duck
'S nuair rinig mi an linne chaol When I got to the narrow pool
'S ann bha mo ghaol a' srthladh innt'e It was my love who was bathing there
   
'S nuair rinig mi an linne chaol When I got to the narrow pool
'S ann bha mo ghaol a' srthladh innt'e It was my love who was bathing there
'S ann teid rinn dhomsa linne caol Girl who made for me a shirt of fine cloth
Cha dean thu ghaol gi'n tuilleadh You will never, my love, make another for me
   
'S ann teid rinn dhomsa linne caol Girl who made for me a shirt of fine cloth
Cha dean thu ghaol gi'n tuilleadh You will never, my love, make another for me
Air leabaidh lir chan fhaigh mi tmh On a lowly bed I get no rest
'S air leabaidh ird cha chuir iad mi On a lofty bed they will not set me
   
Air leabaidh lir chan fhaigh mi tmh On a lowly bed I get no rest
'S air leabaidh ird cha chuir iad mi On a lofty bed they will not set me
Mi 'n diugh 's an d air cnoc leam fhin Today and yesterday alone on a hillside
A' sileadh dheur 's mi turaman Shedding tears and rocking myself in grief
   
Mi 'n diugh 's an d air cnoc leam fhin Today and yesterday alone on a hillside
A' sileadh dheur 's mi turaman Shedding tears and rocking myself in grief
O Rgh nan dl cum rium mo chiall Oh King of the elements, preserve my reason
Cha robh mi riamh 's a' chunnart seo I have never been in such peril as this
   
O Rgh nan dl cum rium mo chiall Oh King of the elements, preserve my reason
Cha robh mi riamh 's a' chunnart seo I have never been in such peril as this
A Mhairead g, 's tu rinn mo len Young Margaret, you are the cause of my wound
'S tu dh'fhg fo bhrn 's fo mhulad mi It is you who have left me stricken and desolate