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Orain Floraidh Nach Grach Mi Gad Chaoineadh
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Flora MacNeil
   
Appears On: Orain Floraidh
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Nach Gorach Mi Gad Chaoineadh" on Arthur Cormack's album Nuair Bha Mi g
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Nach grach mi gad' chaoineadh Foolish of me to cry for you
'S nach caoineadh tu mi When you would not cry for me
Ro ghrach thug mi gaol dhuit Foolishly I gave you my love
'Gu faod thu bhith ga'm dhth When I could lose you
Ma thug fear eile bhuam thu If another has taken you from me
Gur truagh a bhios mi Sad I will be
O b'fherr a bhith 's an uaigh na Better to be in the grave
Thu luaidh a bhith 'gam dhth Than to be without you
   
Ged gheibhinn s' an Roinn Erpa Were I to get Europe
'S na bheil do stras innt' And all its riches
Ged gheibhinn sud air rdugh If I could get that at my command
'S ite cmhnaidh innt And a place there to live
Ged gheibhte na mo Dhic mi Though I would be made a Duke
'S ged chrinte mi nam Righ Or crowned a King
B'fherr leam bhith riut psda I would prefer to be married to you
Nam psadh tu mi If only you would marry me
   
Gur i mo ghaol-sa mhaighdeann My love is the maiden
Is grinn gun teid an gn Who looks so fine in a gown
'S i mo ghrdh-sa mhaighdeann My love is the maiden
Gu faighnichinn thu That I would always ask for
Gu faighnichinn roimh 'n or thu I would ask for you before gold
Aig bidhchead do shil Because of the beauty of your eye
Is an gaol a thug mi g dhuit The love I gave you when young
An diugh toirt deir 'om shil Now brings tears to my eye
   
Comhairl' thoirt air igfhear Advice to any young man
'S cha ghraiche i Is not foolish advice
Gun ghaol a thoirt do dh' g-bean Don't give your love to a young girl
Cho bidheach 's gum bi i No matter how pretty she is
Ged labhras i gu ciin riut She might speak to you so sweetly
Cm dinte do chrdh' But keep your heart closed
'S feuch mun toir thu rn dhi Before you give her your affection
Gu lb thu leat i Make sure you know her well
   
Nach grach mi gad' chaoineadh Foolish of me to cry for you
'S nach caoineadh tu mi When you would not cry for me
Ro ghrach thug mi gaol dhuit Foolishly I gave you my love
'Gu faod thu bhith ga'm dhth When I could lose you
Ma thug fear eile bhuam thu If another has taken you from me
Gur truagh a bhios mi Sad I will be
O b'fherr a bhith 's an uaigh na Better to be in the grave
Thu luaidh a bhith 'gam dhth Than to be without you