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An gille dubh ciar‑dubh

Language: Scots Gaelic

Cha dirich mi bruthach, 's cha siubhail mi mòinteach,
Dh'fhalbh mo ghuth einn 's scha seinn mi òran,
Cha chaidil mi uair o Luan gu DiDòmhnaich.
'S mo ghille dubh ciardubh tighinn fo m'ùidh,
'S mo ghille dubh ciardubh tighinn fo m'ùidh.

Is truagh nach robh mise 's an gille dubh ciardubh
An aodainn na beinne Fo shileadh nan siantan,
An lagan beag fasaich no'n àiteigin diomhair,
'S cha ghabh mi fear liath 's tu tighinn fo m'ùidh,
'S cha ghabh mi fear liath 's tu tighinn fo m'ùidh.

Mo ghille dubh bòidheach, ge gòrach le càch thu
Dheanainn do phòsadh gun deòin do mo chàirdean,
Is shiubhlainn leat fada Feadh lagan is fhàsach,
'S cha ghabh mi fear liath 's tu tighinn fo m'ùidh,
Mo ghille dubh liath 's tu tighinn fo m'ùidh.

Translation(s): ENG

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Traditional Scottish air taken down from Ann Macneill, from Barra

Submitted by Barbara Miller


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Marjory Kennedy-Fraser) , title 1: "A 13th Century Love Lilt"

Text added to the website: 2012-08-10 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:01
Line count: 15
Word count: 134

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