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Beating Harps The Silver Whistle
   
Credits: Traditional
  a) An Fhdeag Airgid
b) Prince Charlie
   
Appears On: Beating Harps
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: a) "An Fhideag Airgid" on Capercaillie's album Glenfinnan
"An Fhideag Airgid" on Flora MacNeil's album Craobh Nan Ubhal
"An Fhideag Airgid" on Karen Matheson's album The Dreaming Sea
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
C a sheinneas an fhideag airgid? Who will sound the silver whistle?
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Ho ro hu o hu ill e Ho ro hu o hu ill e
Hi ri ill i e, hi ri ill i e Hi ri ill i e, hi ri ill i e
   
Mac mo righ-sa tighinn a dh'Alba When the son of my king comes to Scotland
   
Air luing mhir nar tri chrann airgid In the great ship of three silver masts
   
'S a chur filt air Mac 'ic Ailein And welcomes Clanranald
   
'S air Mac Dhomhnaill Mhir o'n Cheapaich And Big MacDonald of Keppoch
   
'S chuireadh iad Righ Seras dhachaidh They will send King George back home
   
Do Hanbhar a null fairis To Hanover over there
   
'S co a sheinneas an fhideag airgid? And who will sound the silver whistle?
   
C theireadh nach seinninn fhin i? Who would say that we wouldn't play it ourselves?