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Mo-Di H Mandu
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Chic Medley
   
Appears On: Mo-Di
   
Language: English & Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Waulking Set" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Essentially Ishbel
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Or it could go this way?  
   
H mandu, h mandu, h mandu H mandu, h mandu, h mandu
H mandu, h mandu, h mandu H mandu, h mandu, h mandu
   
H mandu 's truagh nach digeadh Alas, that this does not
H mandu siod 'gham iarraidh Come to fetch me
H mandu gille 's litr A messenger and a letter
Hi ri oro each is diollaid A horse and a saddle
H mandu hi ri oro h r h H mandu hi ri oro h r h
   
H mandu nam biodh agam If I had
H mandu sgiath a ghlaisein The sparrow's wing
H mandu iteag nan eoin The birds' power of flight
Hi ri oro spg na lachain The wild duck's feet
H mandu hi ri oro h r h H mandu hi ri oro h r h
   
H mandu, h mandu, h mandu H mandu, h mandu, h mandu
   
H mandu shnmhainn na caoil I would swim
H mandu air an tarsuinn Across the narrows
H mandu an Caol Ileach The Sound of Islay
Hi ri oro 's an Caol Arcach The Sound of Orkney
H mandu hi ri oro h r h H mandu hi ri oro h r h
   
H mandu 's rachainn a steach I would go
H mandu chon a' chaisteal Into the castle
H mandu 's bheirinn a mach And I would bring
Hi ri oro as mo leannan My sweetheart out
H mandu hi ri oro h r h H mandu hi ri oro h r h
   
H mandu, h mandu, h mandu... H mandu, h mandu, h mandu...
   
H mandu 's truagh nach digeadh Alas, that this does not
H mandu siod 'gham iarraidh Come to fetch me
H mandu gille 's litr A messenger and a letter
Hi ri oro each is diollaid A horse and a saddle
H mandu hi ri oro h r h H mandu hi ri oro h r h
   
H mandu, h mandu, h mandu... H mandu, h mandu, h mandu...