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R-R Cum 'Ur Gealladh
   
Credits: Allan MacDonald; arranged by Tannas
   
Appears On: R-R
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
O cm 'ur gealladh Keep your promise
'S na bi 'g ar mealladh And don't deceive us
Tha cuid a ch, 's a str ri maireann There are some who see, who will forever strive
C aig bhiodh dil Who would expect
Gum biodh ar gaol That our love
An urra tir, a dha neo thr Would be in the hands of two or three
'S d chuir carr sibh And what put you wrong
Nach robh na b'fhearr leibh That you preferred
Na dighean dhaoine, faoineas baile Inane urban ways than the ways of your own people
Neo'n d'thinig sgle Or did the eye of your world
Air sil 'ur saoghail Become so blurred
Nach aithnich, dualchas falamh That you cannot recognize an empty culture
   
'Ne Port na h-Eala Is it the swan song
Air trigh gun sealladh On the tidal shore without sight
Air muir neo tr, a tha fainear dhuinn? Of sea or land that's ahead of us?
Nach mair ri lnn Which will not last an era
A tha cho tnn That is so sick
'S a thruailleas illeachdainn gun bheum And pollutes innocent beauty
'S a chuireas cl ris And turns its back on
Na daoine a chum ris The people that kept to
Gach gn is ns, le dchas fallain The roots of the tradition with optimism
Caith dhiot do phris Discard your pride
'S cuimhnich d'ig And remember your youth
'S a chainnt thug beth's dha d'anam And the language which gave life to your soul
   
Chan eil mo bhalaich My boys are not
Ag cluich air cladach Playing on the shore
Neo measg an t-sluaigh, th 'air thuar 's air tarraing Or among the people that are all but gone
Ach gheibh mi sth But I will have peace
Ma gheibh 'ad brgh If they learn the essence
Air beath' ar sinnsirean o thrth Of the life of our forebears from early times
Na cleith do chnan Do not hide your language
Neo h-uile mnran And the tenderness
A chaidh chuir sos le dth an elas Derided by others in ignorance
Tha Uamh an Oir The cave of gold
Mar chir nan Gidheal Is every Gael's due
Nach d'fhuair a ler dha toradh Who have yet to get their fill of its riches
   
O cm 'ur gealladh Keep your promise
'S na bi 'g ar mealladh And don't deceive us
Tha cuid a ch, 's a str ri maireann There are some who see, who will forever strive
C aig bhiodh dil Who would expect
Gum biodh ar gaol That our love
An urra tir, a dha neo thr Would be in the hands of two or three
'S d chuir carr sibh And what put you wrong
Nach robh na b'fhearr leibh That you preferred
Na dighean dhaoine, faoineas baile Inane urban ways than the ways of your own people
Neo'n d'thinig sgle Or did the eye of your world
Air sil 'ur saoghail Become so blurred
Nach aithnich, dualchas falamh That you cannot recognize an empty culture