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Mouth Music Air Fail A Lail O
   
Credits: Arranged by Martin Swan
   
Appears On: Mouth Music
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Am Buachaille Ban" on Back Of The Moon's album Back Of The Moon
"Am Buachaille Ban" on Capercaillie's album Crosswinds
"Am Buachaille Bn" on Cliar's album Gun Tmh
"Ochin A Righ Gura Tinn Mo Galar An Grdh" on Fiona Mackenzie's album Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
"Ochoin A Righ, Gur Tinn An Galair An Gradh" on Margaret Stewart & Allan MacDonald's album Fhuair Mi Pog
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus:
Air fail a lail , hor, air fail a lail Air fail a lail , hor, air fail a lail
Air fail a lail , hor, air fail a lail Air fail a lail , hor, air fail a lail
Air fail a lail , hor, air fail a lail Air fail a lail , hor, air fail a lail
Fail i fail , hor, air fail a lail Fail i fail , hor, air fail a lail
   
A bhuachaille bhin Oh fair-haired lad
Mas all leat labhairt air ths If you say the word
Gura leat-sa gun dil mo lmh Yours is my right hand, right away
Ma thig thu le mirn If you come with affection
Gur truagh mar a t Isn't it a pity
Nach do thrladh mis' agus thu That you and I did not meet
Ann an eilein gun trigh On an island without ebbtide
Gun rmh gun choite gun stiir Without oar, without coracle, without rudder
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Ma thid thu air sil, a ghridh If you go to sea, love
Biodh gini ad' phc Have a guinea in your pocket
Is l mo dheach-slint gach it' And drink my health in every place
An suidh thu mun bhrd That you sit at table
Le d' chridhe geal, eudrom With your heart bright, light
ibhneach, aighearach, g Joyous, high-spirited, young
Gur toil liom am beul How do I like the mouth
O'm binn a thigeadh an cel From which music comes most sweetly
   
Gur tiol liom an deud 's am beul I love the teeth and the mouth
Nach labhradh le sgraing That would not grumble
Bhith snte ri m' thaobh How I wish that you would come to me
A ghaoil, nan digeadh tu ann And stretch out by my side
Mur bhiodh luchd nam breug If it were not for the gossips
Bha m' eudail 's mise gun taing My love and I would surely be
Le rdugh na clir With the blessing of the clergy
Le chile 'n ceangal gu teann Together in a firm bond
   
(Sist) (Chorus)
   
Nan robh mis' is thu am beinn Oh if you and I were on a mountain
No'm monadh no'n sliabh Hill, or shady slope
No air an trigh bhin an it' Or on a white beach, in a place
Nach robh duine riamh Where no one has ever been
Seachd oidhche, seachd l Seven days, seven nights
Gun tmh gun chadal gun bhiadh Without rest, without sleep, without food
Ach thus' a bhith 'ghridh But with you, love
'S do lmh gheal tharam gu fial Your fair arm freely 'round me
   
(Sist 2x) (Chorus 2x)