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Orain Floraidh Nuair A RÓinig Mi'm Baile
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Flora MacNeil
   
Appears On: Orain Floraidh
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Nuair a rÓinig mi'm bhaile When I got to the village
Cha robh aighear na ce˛l ann There was no merriment or music there
   
SŔist: Chorus (after each verse):
Na hua ho hua ho Na hua ho hua ho
Mo nighean donn bh˛idheach My pretty brown-haired maid
Na hua ho hua ho Na hua ho hua ho
   
Bha na mnathan ri fuaigheal The women were sewing
'S bha na maighdeannan br˛nach And the maidens were sorrowful
   
Bha mo chraobh fhada dhýreach My tall, straight tree was
Na shýneadh sa t-se˛mar Lying in the room
   
I na sýneadh fon uinneig She is lying under the window
Is cha chluinneadh i mo ch˛mhradh And she doesn't hear my talk
   
'S truagh nach robh mi san fhiabhras Pity I was not in a fever
Mu'n do dh'iarr mi riamh p˛g ort Before I ever asked you for a kiss
   
'S truagh nach robh mi sa ghri¨thach Pity I wasn't ill with measles
Mus do l¨ig iad sinn p˛sda Before they allowed us to marry
   
Fhir a chruthaich na d¨ilean You who created the elements
C¨m mi gun fhÓs g˛rach Keep me from losing my mind