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R-R Nach Fhreagair Thu, Cairistiona
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Tannas
   
Appears On: R-R
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Cairistiona" on George Jackson & Maggie MacInnes' album Cairistiona
"Cairistiona" on Maggie MacInnes' album Peaceful Ground
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Nach freagair thu Chairistiona Will you answer Christina?
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
E h h ura bh E h h ura bh
Ho ro ho i o ho ro ho Ho ro ho i o ho ro ho
E h h ura bh E h h ura bh
   
Nam freagradh gun chluinninn fhn thu If you were to answer, I'd surely hear you
   
Bha mi 'm bliadhna an Cirt an Rgh leat I went to the king's court with you this year
   
'S ged chanainn e, bha mi an tr ann I've been there this last three with you
   
Tighinn a dh 'iarraidh Chairistiona Coming to fetch Caristiona
   
Chan ann gu psadh Mhic Rgh leat But not for a prince's wedding, alas
   
Gus do chuir 'san talamh seal But to place you in a deep grave