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An Iomall MhicShiridh
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Alyth McCormack & Jim Sutherland
   
Appears On: An Iomall
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Chan E Caoidh Mhic Shiridh" on Maggie MacInnes' album Spiorad Beatha
"Chan E Caoidh Mhic Shiridh" on Flora MacNeil's album Craobh Nan Ubhal
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Chan e caoidh Mhic Shiridh 'Tis not lamenting o'er MhicShiridh
A dh'fhg an dil air mo ghruaidh That on my cheeks the tears remain
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Hu oh ro hu oh Hu oh ro hu oh
Ho ro oh hi oh hi oh Ho ro oh hi oh hi oh
Hu oh ro hu oh Hu oh ro hu oh
   
Ach a caoidh mo bhrthair It is lamenting my brother
Chaidh a bhthadh 'sa chuan For he's the one who's drowned at sea
   
'S duilich leam do chl chlanaich I am sad to think of your hair
Bhi san fheamainn ga luadh Entwined in the drifting seaweed
   
'S duilich leam do gheal dheudan I am sad to think of your white teeth
Bhi ga reubadh sa chuan Smashed against the rocks
   
Tha do leabaidh gun chradh I see your bed is not made
Anns ant-semar ud shuas In the chamber up there
   
Ach cha teid mi ga cradh I won't be the one to make it
'S fhd o dh'fhg thu i fuar As cold you left it long ago