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Out Of The Blue Cadal Cha Dean Mi
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Anna Mhoireach
   
Appears On: Out Of The Blue
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Cadal Cha Dean Mi" on Flora MacNeil's album Craobh Nan Ubhal
"Cadal Chan Fhaigh Mi" on Sleas' album Delighted With Harps
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
Sgradh cha dean mise I cannot make merry
Nochd chan fhaigh mi tmh Tonight I can get no rest
'S gun mo ghrdh a tighinn Since my love is not coming
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
   
Ch mi, ch mi bhuam I see, I see yonder
Ch mi luaidh mo chridhe I see the love of my heart
Ch mi seachad suas I see passing by
Buaireadair nan nighean The one who turns girls' heads
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
   
Chan ann dubh no ruadh Not black nor red-haired
A tha luaidh mo chridhe Is the love of my heart
Ach gu dualach bn His flowing locks are fair
Ailleagan nan gillean The handsomest of lads
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
   
Chibair thu le'd ch Skilled shepherd with your dog
Sealgair thu le'd ghunna Skilled hunter with your gun
Maraiche nan tonn Skilled sailor of the seas
Chuireadh long bho h-uigheam To sail a full-rigged ship
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
   
Cha b'ann an taigh sidh It was not in a sooty black house
Bha mi'n dil a bhithinn I thought it would be
Ach an taigh geal r But in a fine white-washed house
Cuir citeir ri uinneig Hanging curtains on a window
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
   
Dhrich mi'n Crn Bn I climbed Carn Bn
Fhuair mi aite suidh ann I found a place to sit there
Dh'fhaicinn Rubha Stir To watch the Point of Stoer
Far'n do sheol do luingeas Where your ship had sailed
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
   
Shid a ghaoith a thuath The north wind blew
Nuas troimh'n Chaolas Chumhang Down through the Sound of Kyleshu
Dhiult i tighinn mu'n cuairt She refused to go about
'S bhuail i air an rubha And struck upon the headland
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep
   
Bhuail i air an trigh She struck upon the shore
Far a fs an duileasg Where the dulse grows
Leum thu aiste, ghraidh You leaped overboard, my love
'S shbhail thu iad uile And you saved all of them
Cadal cha dean mi I can get no sleep