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Fon Reul-Sholus Ho R Chan Eil Cadal Orm
   
Credits: Arranged by Malcolm Jones & Rachel Walker
   
Appears On: Fon Reul-Sholus
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Ho Ro Chan Eil Cadal Orm" on Ishbel MacAskill's album Soda
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
Chan eil m' air' air slas I cannot think of happiness
Mo chlaibh ri cel gire I have turned my back on laughter
Bho 'n latha chaidh mo phsadh Since the day I was married
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
   
Bha m'athair is mo mhthair My father, my mother
'S mo bhrithrean uile denach And all my brothers were willing
Mo phsadh ris an t-seann fhear To have me married to the old fellow
On bha mi gann de stras Because I had no wealth
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
   
'S e 'n t-r a thug an car asam It was gold which deceived me
'S e 'n seann fhear rinn mo bhuaireadh The old man sorely tried me
'S e 'm psadh rinn mo shrach Marriage has distressed me
'S tha bhlth siud air mo ghruaidh-sa As you can see from the pallor of my cheek
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
   
Chan eil m' air' air slas I cannot think of happiness
Mo chlaibh ri cel gire I have turned my back on laughter
Bho 'n latha chaidh mo phsadh Since the day I was married
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
   
Nuair bhios cch 's na bailtean 's iad While others in the townships
A' crathadh an cuid ghntaibh Are flaunting their nightgowns
Bidh mise leis an t-seann fhear I lie with the old man
A's srann aig air mo chlaibh As he snores behind me
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
   
Comhairl' oirbh a chaileagan My advice to you, young girls
An earail seo na diltaibh Do not disregard this caution
Gun tir a dhean' air igfhear Is not to despise a young man
Ged bhios a sporran smhail However tight his purse
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
   
Chan eil m' air' air slas I cannot think of happiness
Mo chlaibh ri cel gire I have turned my back on laughter
Bho 'n latha chaidh mo phsadh Since the day I was married
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
   
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep
Chan eil m' air' air slas I cannot think of happiness
Mo chlaibh ri cel gire I have turned my back on laughter
Bho 'n latha chaidh mo phsadh Since the day I was married
Ho r, chan eil cadal orm Ho r, I am unable to sleep