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R-R The Old Hags Set
   
Credits: a) Lucy Cassidy - George MacIntyre
b) Ruidhleadh Cailleach - traditional; arranged by Tannas
c) An Drochead Chluiteach - traditional; arranged by Tannas
d) The Smith Of Killiechassie - traditional; arranged by Tannas
   
Appears On: R-R; Celtic Voices (compilation)
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: b) "Puirt A Beul" on Dchas' album An Drna Umhail
"Sheatadh Cailleach" on Talitha MacKenzie's album Slas
"Puirt A Beul" on Sleas' album Beating Harps
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there
   
Ruidhleadh cailleach nan cailleach The supreme old hag of them all would set
Ri cailleach Bhaile nan Cailleach To the old hags from Nunton
Gu seatadh a' chailleach Hearach While the old hag from Harris would set
Ris a' chaillich a bh' air falbh To the old hag who wasn't there
Ruidhleadh cailleach nan cailleach The supreme old hag of them all would set
Ri cailleach Bhaile nan Cailleach To the old hags from Nunton
Gu seatadh a' chailleach Hearach While the old hag from Harris would set
Ris a' chaillich a bh' air falbh To the old hag who wasn't there
   
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there
   
Ruidhleadh cailleach nan cailleach The supreme old hag of them all would set
Ri cailleach Bhaile nan Cailleach To the old hags from Nunton
Gu seatadh a' chailleach Hearach While the old hag from Harris would set
Ris a' chaillich a bh' air falbh To the old hag who wasn't there
Ruidhleadh cailleach nan cailleach The supreme old hag of them all would set
Ri cailleach Bhaile nan Cailleach To the old hags from Nunton
Gu seatadh a' chailleach Hearach While the old hag from Harris would set
Ris a' chaillich a bh' air falbh To the old hag who wasn't there
   
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there
   
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there
Sheatadh cailleach, ruidhleadh cailleach The old hag would set and the old hag would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg To the sound of the bag on the pipes
Sheatadh cailleach Uilleim Bhuidhe Jaundiced Willie's old hag would set
Ris a' bhuidheann a bh' air falbh To the company that wasn't there