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Into Indigo Mairead Nan Cuiread
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Anna Mhoireach
   
Appears On: Into Indigo
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Tha Mulad" on Sleas' album Delighted With Harps
"Mairead Nan Cuiread" on Tannas' album R-R
"Tha Mulad, Tha Mulad" on Whistlebinkies' album Timber Timbre
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Tha mulad, tha mulad Sadness, sadness
Tha lionn-dubh orm fhin Deep melancholy is mine
Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o
Tha de mhngean air m'aire There is such despair in my mind
Ni nach aidich mo bheul That my mouth cannot confess it
Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o
   
Ach a Mhiread nan cuiread But wily Margaret
'S dna chuir thu orm breug Boldly you told lies about me
Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o
Thilg thu ormsa mar aithlis You cast up to me in slander
Nach b' fhuilear dhomh 'm brid Tha I needed a snood
Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o
   
Gu robh leanabh am pasgadh That there was a child hidden
Fo asna mo chibh Behind my ribcage
Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o
Cuim nach nnseadh tu 'n fhrinn Why couldn't you tell the truth
Mar a dh' nnsinn ort fhin? As I would about you?
Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o
   
Ann an lthair mo thighearn' In the presence of my lord
Far am bithinn 's tu ridh Where you and I would be on equal terms
Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o
Thilg thu ormsa mar dhearrais You cast up to me, for spite
Gu robh m' athair an is That my father was in poverty
Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o
   
Cha b' ionnan dha m' athair Your father and my father
'S dha d' athair-sa fhin Are not the same
Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o
Cha b' ionnan dha 'n taighean Their houses were not equal
'N m laighe don ghrin At the setting of the sun
Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o
   
'S ann a gheibhte 'n taigh d' athar-s' In your father's house would be found
Cinn is cnmhan an isg The heads and bones of fish
Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o Hi ri hoireann o, hi ri hoireann o
'S ann a gheibhte 'n taigh m-athar-s' In my father's house would be found
Cinn is casan an fhidh The heads and legs of deer
Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o Hi ri ri ri o ho, roho hi hoireann o