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Timber Timbre Tha Mulad, Tha Mulad
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Whistlebinkies
   
Appears On: Timber Timbre
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Mairead Nan Cuiread" on Anna Murray's album Into Indigo
"Tha Mulad" on Sleas' album Delighted With Harps
"Mairead Nan Cuiread" on Tannas' album R-R
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Tha mulad, tha mulad Sadness, sadness
Tha lionn-dubh arm fhin Deep melancholy is mine
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
Tha de mhingean air m'aire There is such despaire in me
N nach aidich mo bheul That my mouth cannot confess it
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
M'an ganach ghasda About the fine youth
r-mharcach nan steud Young rider of steeds
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
M'an taca seo 'n uiridh Around this time last year
Bu thoil leat m'fhuran ro cheud You liked my banter above hundreds
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
Chan mh ort mi'm bliadhna This year you like
Na eunlaith nan speur The birds of the air as much
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
Chan inns dha m' phiuthar I wouldn't tell even my sister
Meud mo chumh' as do dhidh How much I mourn you
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
Na dha m' mhthair a rug mi Or the mother who bore me
Chuir mi cudtrom 'na ceum I made her step heavy
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
Tha sac trom air mo chridhe There is a heavy load on my heart
Nach tog fidheall nan teud That no stringed fiddle will lift
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
Ach a Mhairead nan cuiread But wily Margaret
'S dn a chuir thu arm breug Boldly you slandered me
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
Thilg thu arm-sa mar ailis You cast up to me in slander
Nach b'uilear dhomh 'm brid That I needed a snood
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
Gu robh leanabh am pasgadh There was a child hidden
Fo asna mo chlibh Behind my ribcage
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
Cuim nach innseadh tu'n fhrinn Why couldn't you tell the truth
Mar a dh'innsinn ort fhin As I would about you
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
Ann an lthair mo thighearn In the presence of my lord
Far am bithinn 's tu ridh Where you and I would be on equal terms
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
Thilg thu arm-sa mar dhearrais You cast up to me, for spite
Gu robh m'athair an is That my father was poor
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
Cha b'ionann dha m'athair My father was different
'S dha d'athair-sa fhin From your father
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
Cha b'ionann dha'n taighean And their houses were different
'N m laighe do'n ghrin At the time of sun setting
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann
   
'S ann gheibhte, 'n taigh d'athar-s' In your father's house
Cinn is cnamhan an isg Heads and bones of fish were to be found
H r hoireann , h r hoireann H r hoireann , h r hoireann
'S ann gheibhte, 'n taigh m'athar-s' In my father's house
Cinn is casan an fhidh Heads and feet of deer
H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann H ri ri ri o ho, roho h hoireann