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Lyr Req: Gradh Dhe (Christine Morrison)

GUEST,Chris Tikva 06 Apr 17 - 01:58 AM
GUEST,Philippa 06 Apr 17 - 12:36 PM
GUEST,Philippa 06 Apr 17 - 12:38 PM
GUEST,Chris Tikva 08 Apr 17 - 02:59 AM
Felipa 08 Apr 17 - 07:22 AM
GUEST,Chris Tikva 15 Apr 17 - 12:25 PM
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Subject: Gradh Deh by Christine Morrrison
From: GUEST,Chris Tikva
Date: 06 Apr 17 - 01:58 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics of this song and was also wondering if there was an English translation. All I know about the songwriter is that she was born in Scalpay, Harris in 1884. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Gradh De by Christine Morrrison
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 06 Apr 17 - 12:36 PM

maybe the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh could help you with this enquiry


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Subject: RE: Gradh Dhe by Christine Morrrison
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 06 Apr 17 - 12:38 PM

this song? https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/records/n3452w


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Subject: RE: Gradh Deh by Christine Morrrison
From: GUEST,Chris Tikva
Date: 08 Apr 17 - 02:59 AM

Thanks, Philippa, that is the song and with the help of your link I found it on Spotify. I'll keep looking for a translation.


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Subject: RE: Gradh Dhe by Christine Morrrison/Mhoireasdan
From: Felipa
Date: 08 Apr 17 - 07:22 AM

I think we need to ask a Mudcat Elf to correct the spelling of the title on the discussion heading

Gaelic spellings for the surname Morrison, feminine form are Nic Ille Mhoire and Mhoireasdan

two recordings available on Bliadhna nan Orn (the year of song), sung by Calum Mrtainn and by Iseabail Anna Mhrtainn

First line means "this love is so strong that even death can not defeat it"
"Is grdh e nach timhsear" = it's an immeasurable love or maybe "It's a love which can't be understood, a mysterious love", "tha e thar gach uil' elas gu lir" beyond all knowledge/ken

"Tha an saoghal 's an Stan" - the world is in Satan's hands
but "Cha bhi cuimhn' air an truaighean 's na buairidhean a bh' aca san m,
Nuair gheibh iad thar Irdain 's a gheibh iad a' ghlir tha an taobh thall."They will forget the sorrows and cares they had at that time; when they pass over Jordan, they will receive glory over on that side

http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba/oran/orain/gradh_dhe/

Tha an grdh seo cho lidir, bs chan fhaigh lmh air no buaidh.
Na tuiltean cha bhth e, oir 's cuan e, tha lnachd bith-bhuan.
'S an dream a gheibh pirt dheth, cha bhi iad dheth ssaicht' nan cuairt.
'S ann a' tiseachadh tha e nuair ruigeas iad Prras le buaidh.

Tha an grdh seo cho domhair 's nach gabh e le briathran a luaidh.
Oir bha e aig Dia mun robh talamh no grian ann, no cuan.
Oir dhenaich an Trianaid gun tigeadh Mac sorraidh a-nuas.
A phigheadh na fiachan 's a ghabhadh air omhaigh a shluaigh.

Is grdh e nach timhsear, tha e thar gach uil' elas gu lir.
Rinneadh iomradh le Pl air, le Peadar, 's le Ein mar an ceudn'.
Fhuair mnathan cir air, chuir Muire e gu snraicht' an cill.
'S e thug Rut is Naomi a-mach tr Mhab le chil'.

Tha 'n eaglais 'san fhsach ri gearain gach l air a truaigh',
'S i be air a' mhna ga thional gach trth thig e nuas.
'S ged tha truaillidheachd ndair, peacadh is bs rithe fuaight',
Tha thu 'g rdh, "Tha i illidh", 's tu 'g amharc oirr' an illeachd an uain.

Tha an saoghal 's an Stan, an tir oirre a-ghnth anns a' ghleann
Ach bheir iadsan buaidh air chionn 's gun do bhuadhaich an ceann.
Cha bhi cuimhn' air an truaighean 's na buairidhean a bh' aca san m,
Nuair gheibh iad thar Irdain 's a gheibh iad a' ghlir tha an taobh thall.


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Subject: RE: Gradh Dhe by Christine Morrrison/Mhoireasdan
From: GUEST,Chris Tikva
Date: 15 Apr 17 - 12:25 PM

Thanks, Felipa, that's great. I've now been able to find a video of the song from the BBC Alba programme Alleluia on their web site. I sent them a request to ask if there was a complete translation anywhere but unfortunately they didn't respond.

Thanks a lot for your help!


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