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Lyr Add: Mo Thruaighe Leir thu 'ille Bhuidhe

RunrigFan 29 Sep 11 - 10:13 AM
GUEST 14 Dec 11 - 04:40 PM
Jim Dixon 16 Dec 11 - 02:11 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Mo Thruaighe Lèir thu 'ille Bhuidhe
From: RunrigFan
Date: 29 Sep 11 - 10:13 AM

This is a song from Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde & Griogair Labhruidh album Guaillibh A' Chéile

Quite long. I'm sure I heard it sung under a different name.

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Mo thruaighe lèir thu 'ille bhuidh
'S ann an-diugh tha an dèidh ort!
Mo thruaighe lèir thu 'ille bhuidh

Oh my Pity Yellow Haired Lad,
'Tis today that they'l be after you!
Oh my pity yellow haired lad,

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Chuir sinn cruinn sa bhàta
Dà lath mun d'fhag sinn Èirinn.

We put masts into the boat
Two days before we sailed from Ireland

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Mo thruaighe lèir thu 'ille bhuidh'...

Oh my Pity Yellow Haired Lad'...

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Chuir sinn na cruinn ùr'innte
Is fhuair sinn smùid na dhèidh leinn

We put the new masts into her
And got a good gust in her sails

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Bha cutteran is gàidseran
Gar sàrachadh le chèile.

Excisemen and 'gaugers'
All harassing us together

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Bha fùdar is luaidh Shasannach
"Toirt farum air a dèile

English gunpowder and lead
Making her planks rattle

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Bha sinn sa Chuan Iar leith'
Mun d'rinn a' ghrían ach èirigh

We were in the Western Sea with her
Before the sunrise

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Nuair a dh'àt an fhairgr
'S i an Earbaga bha treubhach

When the sea swelled
The Earbag (young roe) held strong

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Bha 'n Eaebag's i cho dìonach
Ri botal fion is cèir air

The Earbag was as watertight
As a wine bottle with sealing wax on it

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Dol seachad Maol na h-Òighe
Gun d'òl sinn air a chèile.

Going past Maol na h-Òighe
We drank to each other's heath

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D'òl sinn slàint' an sgiobair
Nach robh idir anns an èisteachd

We drank to the captain's health
Although he was no longer with us

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'S dhòl sinn buaidh bhàta
Thug sàbhailt' sinn à Èirinn

And we drank a health to the boat
Which carried us safely from Ireland.

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Seachad Caisteal Dhubhairt leith'
Gun robh ar turas rèidh leinn.

Going past Castle Duart
Our course held steady

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'S bha sinn ann an Loch Àlainn
Mun d'rinn ach pàirt dhiubh èirigh

And we were in Lochaline
Before part of them (the crew) arose)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mo Thruaighe Lèir thu 'ille Bhuidhe
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 11 - 04:40 PM

Any info?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mo Thruaighe Lèir thu 'ille Bhuidhe
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Dec 11 - 02:11 PM

MO THRUAIGHE LÉIR THU, 'ILLE BHUIDHE can be found in The Gaelic Songster: An t-òranaiche (Glasgow: Archibald Sinclair, 1879), page 97—under the heading (title?) ORAN. Both the song text and the introductory remarks are in Gaelic, which is Greek to me, and would be tedious for me to transcribe, and copy-and-paste doesn't work for most of this book.

Of course, anyone who is able to glean any interesting information there, would be welcome to post it here.


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