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Colla Mo Rn Sean Duine Cha Ghabh Mi Idir
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Margaret Stewart & Allan MacDonald
   
Appears On: Colla Mo Rn
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Bodachan Cha Phos Mi" on Tannas' album Oighreachd
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Air f l le Air f l le
Horo ghealladh ile Horo ghealladh ile
Air f l le Air f l le
   
'S mise seo 's tha mulad orm I am here with sadness
   
Ch-uile h-aon a' psadh Everyone is marrying
   
'S mise seo gun phsadh fhathast I am still here unmarried
   
Fuireach ann am nar Staying by myself
   
Seann duine cha ghabh mi idir An old man I shall not have
   
Bidh e fada 'g irigh He will be long arising
   
Fada 'cuir a churrag air Long putting his cap on
   
Fada 'dol na ideadh Long putting his clothes on
   
Cha tid e mach gun am bata He won't go out without his stick
   
Cha tig e steach gun an ad air He won't come in without his hat on
   
Saoilidh e gur geidh na cearcan He thinks hens are geese
   
Saoilidh e gur caoraich creagan He thinks sheep are the rocks
   
Saoilidh e gur luchainn lachan He thinks the duck is a mouse
   
Saoilidh e gur sicar sneachda He thinks the snow is sugar
   
Saoilidh e gur lir a' searrach He thinks the foal is a mare
   
B'annsa balach sgiobalt dhomh A smart young mand would be more acceptable
   
Thogadh is a leagadh mi Who would lift me up and lay me down
   
Thogadh mi fithe Who would lift me out of a bog
   
(Sist 2x) (Chorus 2x)