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Peaceful Ground Nuair Bhios Mi Leam Fhin
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Maggie MacInnes & Graeme Hughes
   
Appears On: Peaceful Ground
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus:
Nuair bhios mi leam fhn When I am alone
Bidh tu tighinn fainear dhomh You come into my mind
Bidh mi togail fonn I sing a song for
Air nigh'n donn nam meal-shil The brown-haired girl with the beautiful eyes
Nuair bhios mi leam fhn When I am alone
Bidh tu tighinn fainear dhomh You come into my mind
   
'S mise tha fo mhinginn I am so full of sadness
'S mi stiireadh na birlinn Steering the vessel
Ciamar bhios e dreach How can it be on course
'S nach i a tha air m'aire When my mind is elsewhere?
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
'S nuair ch mise 'n igridh When I see the young ones
San eaglais Di-Dmhnaich In church on Sunday
Chan fhaic mi ann an igh I do not see amongst them
As bidhche na mo leannan A more beautiful girl than my sweetheart
   
Nuair bhios mi leam fhn When I am alone
Bidh tu tighinn fainear dhomh You come into my mind
   
'S thig iad as gach ite And they come from all over
Far mullach nan rd-bheann From the tops of the high hills
Cobairean is tillearan Shepherds and tailors
Gam fhgail falamh Leaving me penniless
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
'S ged thigeadh gad iarraidh And if lords and earls
Mormhairean is iarlan Come to ask for you
Na gabh aon dhiu 'm bliadhna Do not accept any of them this year
'S mise, chiall, bhith bhuat When I, my darling, am not with you
   
Nuair bhios mi leam fhn When I am alone
Bidh tu tighinn fainear dhomh You come into my mind
   
'S ged thigeadh gad fharraid And if dukes and lairds
Dic agus fear-fearainn Come asking for you
Fan thusa mar a tha thu You stay as you are
Banail mar bu dual Maidenly as ever
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
H-uile te bheir luaidh dhomh Everyone who shows a fondness for me
Bheir fear eile bhuam i Some other man will take her from me
'S b'airidh mi air duais And I deserve a prize for the ill-luck
A bhuaidh a bha 'gam leantail That has followed me
   
(Sist) (Chorus)