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Out Of The Blue Caoidh Mo Dhochais
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Anna Mhoireach
   
Appears On: Out Of The Blue
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Tha mi tinn 's mi ri caoidh mo dhchais I am ill, mourning the loss of hope
Nochd 'san raoir 's fad na h-oidhche mh-raoir This night, last night, and all through the night before
Do chmhradh meallta 'sa gheamradh dhmhsa Your deceptive talk to me over winter
Chuir falt mo chinn dha na toill na dhlthan Has led to bunches of hair falling out
   
Bha mi'm oidhch' ud 'smi aig an teine One evening by the fire
'S bu tu an luaisgean a bha air m'aire You were the restlessness in my mind
Nuair a chuala mi fuaim an dorais When I heard the sound of the door
'S e air a ghluasd aig fear uallach baile Pushed open by a village messenger
   
Theireadh cach rium nach robh thu ciallach They told me that you had no sense
Gun robh 'g-l 's nach bu mhr a b'fhiach thu That you drank, and was of little worth
Stad a ghraidh cha ro ann ach briagan Stop, I know it to be lies
Se mise b'eolaich bhon t-ige riamh ort For it was I who always knew you best of all
   
Bha do chairdean toirt tir is beul dhomh Your kinsfolk despised me, taunted me
Airson a ghraidh gun tug mi mo spis dhut For my fondness for you
Faodaidh iadsan bhith smhach 's eisdeachd They may as well stay silent and listen
Far an laigh an grdh, cha chuir cil bho cheill e For when love chooses where to lie, it cannot be undone
   
Bha mo chairdean iad orm ag iarraidh My own kin implored me
An gaol a thug mi a chuir air diochuimhn' To forget my love for you
Ach bha sin dhaibhsan a cheart cho diomhuinn But to wish that was as idle as to expect
Ri muir-ln a thraghadh 's muir trigh a lionadh The flow-tide to ebb or the ebb-tide to flow