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Craobh Nan Ubhal Gur Muladach Sgith Mi
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Flora MacNeil & Alison Kinnaird
   
Appears On: Craobh Nan Ubhal
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Gur Muladach Sgth Mi" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Soda
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Gur muladach sgith mi I am weary and desolate
'S mi leam fhin an tir aineoil Alone in a strange land
Anns na h-eileine Diurach Among the islands of Jura
'S mor mo dhuil ri dhol thairis, hai o Great is my longing to cross over, hai o
   
Anns na h-eileine Diurach Among the islands of Jura
'S mor mo dhuil ri dhol thairis Great is my longing to cross over
Mi gun phiuthar gun brathair I am here without sister or brother
Gun mhathair gun athair, hai o Without mother or father, hai o
   
Mi gun phiuthar gun brathair I am here without sister or brother
Gun mhathair gun athair Without mother or father
Mi gun duine dha m'dhaoine I haven't one person of my kinsfolk
Ris a faod mi mo ghearain, hai o To listen to my complaint, hai o
   
Mi gun duine dha m'dhaoine I haven't one person of my kinsfolk
Ris a faod mi mo ghearain To listen to my complaint
Chaidh am bata thromh 'n chaolas The ship sailed through the narrows
Bha mo ghaol oirre dh'fhearaibh, hai o He whom I love best of all men was on board, hai o
   
Chaidh am bata thromh 'n chaolas The ship sailed through the narrows
Bha mo ghaol oirre dh'fhearaibh He whom I love best of all men was on board
Bha mo leannan 'ga stiuireadh My lover was steering her
Lub ur a' chuil chlannaich, hai o Beguiling, gallant, of the curling hair, hai o
   
Bha mo leannan 'ga stiuireadh My lover was steering her
Lub ur a' chuil chlannaich Beguiling, gallant, of the curling hair
Lub ur a' chuil chubhraidh Beguiling, gallant, of the fragrant hair
'S toil leam fhin do chaol mhala, hai o Your slender brown eye brows are a delight to me, hai o
   
Lub ur a' chuil chubhraidh Beguiling, gallant, of the fragrant hair
'S toil leam fhin do chaol mhala Your slender brown eye brows are a delight to me
Is na faighinn-sa m'ordugh If my dearest wish were granted
Bu leat moran do dh'fhearann, hai o Wide would be your lands, hai o
   
Is na faighinn-sa m'ordugh If my dearest wish were granted
Bu leat moran do dh'fhearann Wide would be your lands
Bu leat Muil' agus Ile Mull and Islay would be yours
Cinntir' agus Arainn, hai o Kintyre and Arran, hai o
   
Na hi bho ho hill o horo ho Na hi bho ho hill o horo ho
Hill o na hi bho ho Hill o na hi bho ho
Hi na hi ri ri dhiu o Hi na hi ri ri dhiu o
Hi o na hi hoireann o ho Hi o na hi hoireann o ho
Eileadh ho horo ho Eileadh ho horo ho