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An Iomall A Mhairead g
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Alyth McCormack, Jim Sutherland & Davey Trouton
   
Appears On: An Iomall
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mairead g" on Mairi MacInnes' album Causeway
"A Mhairead Og" on Flora MacNeil's album Craobh Nan Ubhal
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
A Mhairead g 's tu rinn mo leon Oh young Margaret, you caused me pain
'S tu dh'fhag fo bhron 's fo mhulad mi You left me with grief and heartache
'N diugh 's an d air cnoc leam fhein Today and yesterday on a hillock on my own
A' sileadh dheur 's mi turraman Rocking in my grief
   
'N diugh 's an d air cnoc leam fhein Today and yesterday on a hillock on my own
A' sileadh dheur 's mi turraman Rocking in my grief
Och 'si mo mhathair rinn an call It was my mother who caused the damage
Nuair chuir i shealag na tunnaig mi When she sent me to hunt the ducks
   
Och 'si mo mhathair rinn an call It was my mother who caused the damage
Nuair chuir i shealag na tunnaig mi When she sent me to hunt the ducks
Nuair rainaig mi an leinne caol When I reached the narrow loch
'Sann bha mo ghaol 'a srulagh innte Where my love was washing
   
Nuair rainaig mi an leinne caol When I reached the narrow loch
'Sann bha mo ghaol 'a srulagh innte Where my love was washing
'Se 'n gunna caol a rinn mo leon It was the slim gun that caused the pain
Cha teid e oirleach tuilleadh leam It won't go another inch with me
   
'Se 'n gunna caol a rinn mo leon It was the slim gun that caused the pain
Cha teid e oirleach tuilleadh leam It won't go another inch with me
'S ann teid rinn dhomsa linne caol The one who made the white shirt
Cha dean thu ghaol gi'n tuilleadh You will never, my love, make another one