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BrÓighe Loch Iall Sme˛rach Clann D˛mnaill
   
Credits: John MacCodrum; arranged by Allan Henderson & Rachel Walker
   
Appears On: BrÓighe Loch Iall
   
Language: GÓidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
SŔist: Chorus (after each verse):
Hoilibheag hilibheag hˇ ail il ˇ Hoilibheag hilibheag hˇ ail il ˇ
Hoilibheag hilibheag hˇ rˇ i Hoilibheag hilibheag hˇ rˇ i
Hoilibheag hilibheag hˇ ail il ˇ Hoilibheag hilibheag hˇ ail il ˇ
Sme˛rach le Clann D˛mhnaill mi A mavis of Clan Donald I
   
Sme˛rach mis' air ¨rlar Phaibil A mavis I on Paible's flatlands
Cr¨badh ann an d¨sal cadail Crouched in a drowsy sleep
Gun de˛rachd a thÚid nas fhaide Without misery that can go further without exile
Truimid mo bhr˛in th˛irleum m' aigne My sorrow heavier, my spirits fallen
   
Sme˛rach mis' air mullach beinne A mavis I on a mountaintop
'G amharc grÚin is speuran soillear Watching the sun and the clear sky
ThÚid mi st˛lda ch˛ir na coille I will approach the forest quietly
Bidh mi be˛ air tre˛tas eile I shall live by other means
   
Ma mholas gach eun a thýr fÚin If every other bird praises its own land
Cuim' thar Úis nach moladh mise? Why then should not I?
Týr nan curaidh, týr nan cliar Land of heroes, land of poets
An týr bhiadhchar fhialaidh mhiosail The hospitable, generous land of plenty
   
Measg Chlann D˛mhnaill fhuair mi m' altrum Among Clan Donald I was nursed
Buidheann nan se˛l 's nan sr˛l daithte Company of sails and colored banners
Nan long luath air chuantan farsaing Of swift ships on wide oceans
Aiteam nach ci¨in r¨sgadh ghlas lann A people not slow to bare the gray blades
   
Na fir e˛lach st˛lda stÓideil Men experienced, steady, stately
Bha 's a' ch˛mhstri str˛iceach scaiteach Haughty and keen in battle
Fir gun bhr˛n gun le˛n gun airtneul Men without sorrow, without wounds, without weariness
Leanadh t˛ir, is t˛ir a chaisgeadh Who would follow in the rout and who could also stop one
   
Buidheann mo ghaoil nach caoin caitean My beloved company, not smooth of temper
Buidheann nach gann greann san aisith A company resolute in war
Buidheann shanntach 'n Óm bhith aca A company ambitious when it was necessary
R¨sgadh lann fo shranntraich bhratach To bare their blades beneath fluttering banners
   
(SŔist 2x) (Chorus 2x)