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The Dreaming Sea 'Ic Iain 'Ic Sheumais
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Donald Shaw, Karen Matheson & Stefan Kanev
   
Appears On: The Dreaming Sea
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mhic Iain 'Ic Sheumais" on Cliar's album Grinn Grinn
"A Mhic Iain 'Ic Sheumais" on Kathleen MacInnes' album g-Mhadainn Shamhraidh
"A Mhic Iain 'Ic Sheumais" on Flora MacNeil's album Orain Floraidh
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
A Mhic Iain 'Ic Sheumais Son of Iain, son of Seumas
Tha do sgeul air m'aire News of you weighs heavy
Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo
Latha Blar a' Cheithe The Day of the Battle of the Ceith
Bha feum air mo leanamh My nursling was needed
A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o
Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho
   
Latha Blar a' Cheithe The Day of the Battle of the Ceith
Bha feum air mo leanamh My nursling was needed
Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo
Latha Blar na Feitheadh The Day of the Battle of the Runnel
Bha do leine na ballan Your shirt was blotted
A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o
Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho
   
Latha Blar na Feitheadh The Day of the Battle of the Runnel
Bha do leine na ballan Your shirt was blotted
Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo
Bha fuil do chuim chubhraidh The blood of your sweet bosom
A drudhadh ro'n anart Was soaking through the linen
A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o
Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho
   
Bha fuil do chuim chubhraidh The blood of your sweet bosom
A drudhadh ro'n anart Was soaking through the linen
Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo
Bha fuil do chuirp uasail The blood of your noble body
Air uachdair gach fearainn On the surface of the country
A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o
Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho
   
A Mhic Iain 'Ic Sheumais Son of Iain, son of Seumas
Tha do sgeul air m'aire News of you weighs heavy
Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo Air fa ra ra lo, air fa ra ra lo
Latha Blar a' Cheithe The Day of the Battle of the Ceith
Bha feum air mo leanamh My nursling was needed
A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o A hi eile fe o hiri si bho horo hu o
Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho Fal eile bho hiri si bho ho fal eile bho