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Brighe Loch Iall Oran Chalum Sgire
   
Credits: Malcolm MacAuley; arranged by Allan Henderson & Rachel Walker
   
Appears On: Brighe Loch Iall
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Calum Sgaire" on the Bothy Band's album Old Hag You Have Killed Me
"Calum Sgaire" by Mairi MacInnes on the Ar Cnan 'S Ar Cel compilation
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Och hir gur trom m' osnaich Och hiri, my sighs are deep
'S fad bho mo luaidh nochd mi I am far from my love tonight
Mise tuath air ceann Lochlann I am north of the head of Norway
Is is' aig Loch an Fhir Mhaoil And she is in Loch an Fhir Mhaoil
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Fill ille 's ho ra u Fill ille 's ho ra u
Fill ille 's ho ra u Fill ille 's ho ra u
Fill ille 's ho ra u Fill ille 's ho ra u
Hogaidh 's na h Hogaidh 's na h
   
Ged is math a bhith seladh Although it is good to be sailing
'S olc a tha e gam chrdadh Little do I enjoy it now
'S mr gum b' fherr a bhith 'm Bstadh I would much prefer to be in Bostadh
A' cur an erna 's a' raon Planting the barley in the field
   
Dh'fhalbh i ghluais i leinn dhachaidh She departed, she moved homewards with us
Chuir i chuairt ud air Arcaibh She went around Orkney
Cruinn ra, 's siil gheala With her new masts and white sails
Tide mhara 's i leinn And a favorable tide
   
Tighinn a nuas dhuinn aig Barbhas When we came to Barvas
Thinig oiteg on earra dheas A breeze came from the southeast
'S ann a shamhlaich mi falbh i I likened her movement
Ris an earba air tr To the roe deer ashore
   
Nuair a dhrich mi 'n cruadhlach When I reached the bank
Thug mi sil thar mo ghuailleadh I looked over my shoulder
'S ann a chunnaic mi gruagach I saw a maiden
A' dol mun cuairt air a n Attending to her cattle
   
Nuair a dhrich i bhruthach When she had climbed to brae
Thilg i bhuarach 's an cuman She threw down her cow-fetter and milking pail
'S thuirt i, "S uaibhreach an-diugh mi And said, "Proud am I today
Seo air cuspair mo ghaoil" Here is the subject of my love"