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Cha toir Iain Mr a nighean dhomh

Sist: Chorus:
Cha toir Iain Mr a nighean dhomh Big John will not let me marry his daughter
Cha toir, cha toir, cha toir, cha toir No, no, no, no
Cha toir Iain Mr a nighean dhomh Big John will not let me marry his daughter
Mur toir nach gleidh e fhin i If he won't, then let him keep her
Cha toir Iain Mr a nighean dhomh Big John will not let me marry his daughter
Cha toir, cha toir, cha toir, cha toir No, no, no, no
Cha toir Iain Mr a nighean dhomh Big John will not let me marry his daughter
Mur toir nach gleidh e fhin i If he won't, then let him keep her
   
Nighean donn Sgulamus The brown-haired girl from Sgulamus
Tha liost a thaobh an cil oirre She lists backwards
'S chan eil taobh a thionndaidheas i And whichever way she turns
Nach toir an lbadh leum aisd' She gives and ungainly jerk
Nighean donn Sgulamus The brown-haired girl from Sgulamus
Tha liost a thaobh an cil oirre She lists backwards
'S chan eil taobh a thionndaidheas i And whichever way she turns
Nach toir an lbadh leum aisd' She gives and ungainly jerk
   
Nighean donn a' cheannaiche The brown-haired daughter of the merchant
Tha shos an Iochdair Harabul Who lives at Iochdair Harabul
'S chan eil fear nach mealladh i There is not a young man who wouldn't fall for her
Le glanaichead 's le beusan Because of her cleanliness and gentle demeanor
Nighean donn a' cheannaiche The brown-haired daughter of the merchant
Tha shos an Iochdair Harabul Who lives at Iochdair Harabul
'S chan eil fear nach mealladh i There is not a young man who wouldn't fall for her
Le glanaichead 's le beusan Because of her cleanliness and gentle demeanor

 

 

Recordings:
"Puirt A Beul" on Rachel Walker's album Air Chall