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Thread #41984   Message #4178677
Posted By: Felipa
07-Aug-23 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: cearcall a chuain
Subject: RE: Tune Req: cearcall a chuain
Anne Coleman sang this song on the Mudcat zoom singaround today. She supplied the following translation:

The Ocean's Circle

All of us are on an ocean
Steering a path through our lives,
sailing a dark boat
Lost in the sea's grip.

The wind is on our backs
and the boat is keeping onwards
and neither time nor the ocean
Is understood by us at all.

The sea, it is calm,
it is wild, it is vast,
it is beautiful, it is mysterious,
it is implacable and deep.

Oh, but we, we are blind,
we have nothing but life.
Raise the sail, take up the oar,
Until we have made some distance

But I hope and expect
When the sun is going down
they will see me steering westwards
over to Uist on the circle.

Oh the ocean's circle,
it will always be returning
with me to the fair machair of the west
where the day began