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Spiorad Beatha Two Waulking Songs
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Maggie MacInnes & Graeme Hughes
   
Appears On: Spiorad Beatha; Scotland The Real (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus:
E ho libh o ho ro gheallaidh E ho libh o ho ro gheallaidh
E ho libh o ho hoireano E ho libh o ho hoireano
E ho libh o ho ro gheallaidh E ho libh o ho ro gheallaidh
   
Tha mulad, tha fadachd, tha cnmh orm I'm sad and worn, full of longing
Cha mhire tha 'n drasd air m'aire No fun on my mind now
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
'S tric a rinn mi' n cadal smhach Often I slept peacefully with you
Leat am bthach a' chruidh-bhainne In the milking byre
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
'S tric a rinn mi 'n cadal diomhair Often I slept gently, with the
Le igear nam mogshul meallach Young man of the laughing eyes
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Ciamar a n mi dhuit an t-ran How can I write a song for you, when
'S gun mi elach mu d'dh sheanar? I didn't know your two grandfathers?
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Ciamar a n mi dhuit an t-aodach How can I write a song for you
'S gun do chaoraich air na beannan? When your sheep are not in the hills?
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Hu ri bho ho, chuala mi'n d Hu ri bho ho, yesterday I heard
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, chuala mi'n d Faile lio ho, yesterday I heard
   
Hu ri bho ho, sgeul nach b'ait leam Hu ri bho ho, news that did not please me
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, sgeul nach b'ait leam Faile lio ho, news that did not please me
   
Hu ri bho ho, m'g leannan donn Hu ri bho ho, my young brown-haired love
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, m'g leannan donn Faile lio ho, my young brown-haired love
   
Hu ri bho ho, dol a phsadh Hu ri bho ho, is going to be married
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, dol a phsadh Faile lio ho, is going to be married
   
Hu ri bho ho, nighean g an rgh Hu ri bho ho, to the king's young daughter
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, nighean g an rgh Faile lio ho, to the king's young daughter
   
Hu ri bho ho, nuair a thid thu mach Hu ri bho ho, when you will go out
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, nuair a thid thu mach Faile lio ho, when you will go out
   
Hu ri bho ho, seinnear pob leat Hu ri bho ho, pipes will be played for you
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, seinnear pob leat Faile lio ho, pipes will be played for you
   
Hu ri bho ho, nuair a thig thu steach Hu ri bho ho, when you come inside
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, nuair a thig thu steach Faile lio ho, when you come inside
   
Hu ri bho ho, seinnear clrsach Hu ri bho ho, harp will be played for you
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho, seinnear clrsach Faile lio ho, harp will be played for you
   
Hu ri bho ho, nan teud bnn leat Hu ri bho ho, harp of the sweet strings
Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho Faile lio ho, ro ho rean o ho
Faile lio ho Faile lio ho