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Into Indigo Crann Tara
   
Credits: a) Crann Tara - Alland MacDonald
b) Alasdair ig Mhic'ic Neacail - traditional; arranged by Steve Lawrence, Anna Mhoireach & Iain F. MacLeod
   
Appears On: Into Indigo
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: b) "Alasdair Oig 'Ic 'Ic Neacail" on Flora MacNeil's album Orain Floraidh
"Alasdair Og" on Shine's album Sugarcane
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Alasdair Oig mhic 'ic Neacail Young Alasdair, son of the son of Nichol
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Iluin o ho, hi i ho ro ho Iluin o ho, hi i ho ro ho
Iluin o, hi i o ro Iluin o, hi i o ro
Na hul irin o ho, hi i ho ro ho Na hul irin o ho, hi i ho ro ho
   
B' fhearr leam fhn gum beirinn mac dhuit I wish I could bear you a son
   
Cignear no sianar no seachdnar Five or six or seven of them
   
Chuirinn ciird an limh gach fear dhiubh I would give each one a trade
   
Bheirinn coch is glin dha 'n asgaidh I would suckle the and raise them without payment
   
Thogainn suas air mar a b' fhasa iad I would lift them up where it would be easiest
   
Air mo ghualainn far am faicte iad Up on my shoulder where they would be seen