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Craobh Nan Ubhal Chan E Caoidh Mhic Shiridh
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Flora MacNeil
   
Appears On: Craobh Nan Ubhal
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Chan E Caoidh Mhic Shiridh" on Maggie MacInnes' album Spiorad Beatha
"MhicShiridh" on Alyth McCormack's album An Iomall
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Chan e caoidh Mhic Shiridh It is not lamenting MacSheerie
Dh'fhg an dil' air mo ghruaidh That has left the flood of tears on my cheek
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Hu o ro hu o Hu o ro hu o
Ho ro o hi o hi o Ho ro o hi o hi o
Hu o ro hu o Hu o ro hu o
   
Chan e caoidh mo leannain It is not lamenting my lover
Ged a dh'fhanadh e bhuam Though he stays away
   
Ach a'caoidh mo bhrthair It is lamenting my brother
Chaidh a bhthadh 's a'chuan Who has been drowned in the sea
   
'S duilich leam do chl chlannaich I grieve for your clustering hair
Bhith 's an fheamainn 'ga luadh Rocked in the seaweed
   
'S duilich leam do gheal dheudan I grieve for your white teeth
Bhith' ga' reubadh 's a'chuan Torn asunder in the ocean
   
Tha do leabaidh gun chradh Your bed is unmade
Anns ant-semar ud shuas In the chamber up there
   
Cha tid mise ga cradh But I shall not go and make it
Tha thu ghridh ro fhad' bhuam Long have you left it cold
   
'S tric mo shil air an rubha Often is my gaze on the headland
Bhon bhruthach ud shuas From yonder hillside
   
Fiach am faic mi sel bridgheal Searching for a linen-white sail
Latha grine 's a chuan On the ocean one sunny day