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Downriver Puirt A Beul
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Donald Shaw, Karen Matheson & Donal Lunny
  a) I Bh D
b) 'S Ioma Rud A Chunna Mi
c) Fear A' Choire
d) Cairistion 'Nighean Eoghainn
   
Appears On: Downriver
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: a) "Sardinia" on Capercaillie's album Beautiful Wasteland
"I Bhi A Da" on Mouth Music's album Mouth Music
"Puirt A Beul" on Anna Murray's album Tr Nithean
b) "Lucy's Fling" on Kevin Burke & Mchel Domhnaill's album Portland
"Mo Bh Dhubh Mhr" on James Graham's album Siubhal
"Cullen Bay" on the Tannahill Weavers' album Cullen Bay
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
I bh d I bh d
iodailean iodailean
I bh d I bh d
Adail iodail -an Adail iodail -an
I bh d I bh d
iodailean iodailean
I bh d I bh d
Adail iodail -an Adail iodail -an
   
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S dithis s a'rathad oirre? When two people are in her way?
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S ceathrair air an rlar? And four people on the floor?
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S dithis s a'rathad oirre? When two people are in her way?
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S ceathrair air an rlar? And four people on the floor?
   
I bh d I bh d
iodailean iodailean
I bh d I bh d
Adail iodail -an Adail iodail -an
I bh d I bh d
iodailean iodailean
I bh d I bh d
Adail iodail -an Adail iodail -an
   
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S dithis s a'rathad oirre? When two people are in her way?
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S ceathrair air an rlar? And four people on the floor?
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S dithis s a'rathad oirre? When two people are in her way?
Ciamar a ruidhleas mo nighean How can my girl dance
'S ceathrair air an rlar? And four people on the floor?
   
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
'S ioma rud a rinn mi Many a thing I did
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
A-muigh air feadh na h-oidhche Out during the night
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
'S ioma rud a rinn mi Many a thing I did
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
A-muigh air feadh na h-oidhche Out during the night
   
Chunna mi na cudaigean I saw the cuddies
Na cudaigean, na cudaigean The cuddies, the cuddies
Chunna mi na cudaigean I saw the cuddies
A'cluich air allt na muilleadh Playing on the mill pond
Chunna mi na cudaigean I saw the cuddies
Na cudaigean, na cudaigean The cuddies, the cuddies
Chunna mi na cudaigean I saw the cuddies
A'cluich air allt na muilleadh Playing on the mill pond
   
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
'S ioma rud a rinn mi Many a thing I did
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
A-muigh air feadh na h-oidhche Out during the night
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
'S ioma rud a rinn mi Many a thing I did
'S ioma rud a chunna mi Many a thing I saw
A-muigh air feadh na h-oidhche Out during the night
   
Chunna mi na piseagan I saw the kittens
Na piseagan, na piseagan The kittens, the kittens
Chunna mi na piseagan I saw the kittens
Air spiris bean an t-saighdeir On the soldier's wife's roost
Chunna mi na piseagan I saw the kittens
Na piseagan, na piseagan The kittens, the kittens
Chunna mi na piseagan I saw the kittens
Air spiris bean an t-saighdeir On the soldier's wife's roost
   
Tha fear a' Choire fiadhaich ___
Tha fear a' Choire danarra ___
Tha fear a' Choire fiadhaich ___
'S bu riamh dha bhith ann an sin ___
Tha fear a' Choire fiadhaich ___
Tha fear a' Choire danarra ___
Tha fear a' Choire fiadhaich ___
'S bu riamh dha bhith ann an sin ___
   
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
U bhl, coma leam dheth ___
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
Bidh na coin an comaidh ris ___
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
U bhl, coma leam dheth ___
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
Bidh na coin an comaidh ris ___
   
'S e fear a' Choire dh'fhaodadh ___
'S e fear a' Choire b'urrainn sin ___
'S e fear a' Choire dh'fhaodadh ___
Bhith 'n gaol ris a h-uile t ___
'S e fear a' Choire dh'fhaodadh ___
'S e fear a' Choire b'urrainn sin ___
'S e fear a' Choire dh'fhaodadh ___
Bhith 'n gaol ris a h-uile t ___
   
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
U bhl, coma leam dheth ___
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
Bidh na coin an comaidh ris ___
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
U bhl, coma leam dheth ___
U bhl, fear a' Choire ___
Bidh na coin an comaidh ris ___
   
'S a hao hil o h il 'S a hao hil o h il
'Se Cairistion' Nigh'n Eghainn It's Cairistiona Ewen's daughter
O hao hil a h il O hao hil a h il
Cha mhr nach do chailleadh i She was nearly lost
'S a hao hil o h il 'S a hao hil o h il
'Se Cairistion' Nigh'n Eghainn It's Cairistiona Ewen's daughter
O hao hil a h il O hao hil a h il
Cha mhr nach do chailleadh i She was nearly lost
   
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Seinnidh Cas Odhar a' phob Cas Odhar will play the pipes
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Ni sinn ruidhl' aighearach We'll dance a jolly reel
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Seinnidh Cas Odhar a' phob Cas Odhar will play the pipes
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Ni sinn ruidhl' aighearach We'll dance a jolly reel
   
'S a hao hil o h il 'S a hao hil o h il
'Se Cairistion' Nigh'n Eghainn It's Cairistiona Ewen's daughter
O hao hil a h il O hao hil a h il
Cha mhr nach do chailleadh i She was nearly lost
'S a hao hil o h il 'S a hao hil o h il
'Se Cairistion' Nigh'n Eghainn It's Cairistiona Ewen's daughter
O hao hil a h il O hao hil a h il
Cha mhr nach do chailleadh i She was nearly lost
   
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Seinnidh Cas Odhar a' phob Cas Odhar will play the pipes
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Ni sinn ruidhl' aighearach We'll dance a jolly reel
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Seinnidh Cas Odhar a' phob Cas Odhar will play the pipes
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Ni sinn ruidhl' aighearach We'll dance a jolly reel
   
'S a hao hil o h il 'S a hao hil o h il
'Se Cairistion' Nigh'n Eghainn It's Cairistiona Ewen's daughter
O hao hil a h il O hao hil a h il
Cha mhr nach do chailleadh i She was nearly lost
'S a hao hil o h il 'S a hao hil o h il
'Se Cairistion' Nigh'n Eghainn It's Cairistiona Ewen's daughter
O hao hil a h il O hao hil a h il
Cha mhr nach do chailleadh i She was nearly lost
   
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Seinnidh Cas Odhar a' phob Cas Odhar will play the pipes
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Ni sinn ruidhl' aighearach We'll dance a jolly reel
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Seinnidh Cas Odhar a' phob Cas Odhar will play the pipes
U bhl bh U bhl bh
Ni sinn ruidhl' aighearach We'll dance a jolly reel