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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ailein Duinn

Lyrics:

English Translation:
Gura mise tha fo éislean How sorrowful I am
Moch sa mhaduinn is mi g'éirigh Early in the morning rising
Sèist: Chorus (after each verse):
Ò hì shiùbhlainn leat Ò hì, I would go with you
Hì ri bhò hò ru bhì Hì ri bhò hò ru bhì
Hì ri bhò hò rinn o ho Hì ri bhò hò rinn o ho
Ailein Duinn, ò hì shiùbhlainn leat Brown-haired Alan, ò hì, I would go with you
Ma 's'en cluasag dhuit a ghaineamh If your pillow is the sand
Ma 'se leabaidh dhut an gheamainn If your bed is the seaweed
Ma 's en t-iasg do choinlean geala If the fish are your bright candles
Ma 's e na ròin do luchd-faire If the seals are your watchmen
Dh'òlainn deoch ge boil le càch e I'd drink, though all abhor it
De dh'fhuil do choim 's tu 'n déidh do bhathadh Of your heart's blood after your drowning

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