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Lyr Add: Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhan

RunrigFan 13 Oct 21 - 06:34 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhan
From: RunrigFan
Date: 13 Oct 21 - 06:34 PM

Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch        Lìobhainn- Sally Rankin


O 's truagh nach robh mis' ann an gleannan mo ghaoil,
Oir tha beannachadh Dhè agus sìth ann';
Tha na h-aibhnean 's na coilltean as bòidhch' air an t-saoghal
Ann an gleannan mo ghaoil taobh Loch Lìobhann.

Fàile cùbhraidh an fhraoich tighinn thar mullach nam beann,
Agus chì thu 'n damh ruadh air an fhrìth ann;
'S ged shiùbhladh tu Alba chan fhaic thu aon ghleann
Tha cho bòidheach ri m' ghleann taobh Loch Lìobhann.

Air an achadh bheag uaine chaidh lomadh le fàl
Bidh na gillean le 'n camain a' strì ann;
'S chan eil buidheann an siorramachd mhór Earra Ghàidheal
Tha cho clis ris na suinn taobh Loch Lìobhainn.

Tha daoine cho coibhneil 's cho càirdeil 's a' ghleann,
'S chan eil aobhar bhith dubhach no sgìth ann;
Ach cho fhad 's a bhios Gàidhlig 'ga sgrìobhadh le peann
Bidh mi moladh mo ghleann taobh Loch Lìobhainn.

source

https://words-and-music.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/Gaelic+Song/Intermediate/Lesson+6/Mo+Ghleannan+Taobh+Loch+L%C3%ACobhann.pdf


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhan
From: RunrigFan
Date: 13 Oct 21 - 07:14 PM

This didn't come up.

Whatever happened to #bekind

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a9576d05b409b2679594c05/t/5ea983e2a4f55b486c2e8d24/1588167650746/Loch+L%C3%ACobhann.pdf had a different translation


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhainn
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 07:02 AM

I couldn't find this song in the Digital Tradition either. I didn't find Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Lìobhainn because the digitrad has LI\OBHAINN instead of LIOBHAINN. I know to search for just a word or two rather than a whole title, but the words I chose were "Loch Liobhainn"! And although I would expect the spelling Lìobhainn in the genitive case, internet searches are indicating that the Gaelic of Loch Leven is most often spelled Loch Liobhann. Mudcat searches fail if you don't use the exact spelling that's in a previous entry.

Runrig Fan, It is better not to post more than two or three songs on the same day. You know that I sometimes add translations or summaries and/or background information. And from time to time someone else may have useful comments as well. But we are more likely to respond to more of the song lyrics if they are not all posted at the same time. So less is more. And if you are starting a new discussion thread, I think it's also good if you take the time to gather up what other information you have and post it when you start the discussion, for instance a clickable link to a recording can be useful.

The Digital Tradition entry - link in the second comment in this discussion - includes a translation. The accent marks on vowels such as ò and ì are indicated on that transcription by a \ after the elongated vowel.

Some recordings currently on youtube:Battlefield Band

Daimh in concert

Daimh words and translation given on the page, scenic photographs on screen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze7YwYZf5zg Hò-rò,singer Hannah MacRae


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhan
From: GUEST,Rory
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 07:08 AM

Gaelic words written by Sandy Rankin in the 1930's, a poet from North Ballachulish.

Cannot find any further information.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhan
From: GUEST,Rory
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 07:14 AM

Here are five verses


Tha gleannan beag bòidheach an Gàidhealtachd mo ghaoil
Far an d’ fhuair mise m’ àrach ’s mo threòrach
Anns an cluinnear a’ chòisir as binn’ air an t-saoghal
Mar tha ’n uiseag, an lon-dubh ’s an smeòrach

Fàile cùbhraidh an fhraoich tighinn thar mullach nam beann
Agus chì thu ’n damh ruadh air an fhrìth ann
’S ged shiùbhladh tu Alba chan fhaic thu aon ghleann
Tha cho bòidheach ri m’ ghleann taobh Loch Lìobhann

O ’s truagh nach robh mis’ ann an gleannan mo ghaoil
Oir tha beannachadh Dhè agus sìth ann
Tha na h-aibhnean ’s na coilltean as bòidhch’ air an t-saoghal
Ann an gleannan mo ghaoil taobh Loch Lìobhann

Air an achadh bheag uaine chaidh lomadh le fàl
Bidh na gillean le ’n camain a’ strì ann
’S chan eil buidheann an siorramachd mhòr Earra Ghàidheal
Tha cho clis ris na suinn taobh Loch Lìobhann

Tha daoine cho coibhneil ’s cho càirdeil sa ghleann
’S chan eil adhbhar bhith dubhach no sgìth ann
Ach cho fhad ’s a bhios Gàidhlig ga sgrìobhadh le peann
Bidh mi moladh mo ghleann taobh Loch Lìobhann




There are small, pretty glens in the Highlands I love,
Where I was brought up and raised,
In which the best choir in the world can be heard
Like the Lark, the Blackbird and the Thrush

The fragrant scent of the heather comes across the hilltops,
And you'll see the red stag in the forest there
And should you travel throughout Scotland you'ld not see one glen
that's as beautiful as my glen by Loch Leven.

Oh it's a pity I'm not in the little glen that I love,
for God's blessings and peace are there.
The rivers and woods are the most beautiful in the world
in the little glen I love by Loch Leven.

On the little green field that was mown with a scythe
the lads will be competing there with their shinty sticks
and there isn't a team in the great county of Argyll
that is as agile as the men by Loch Leven.

There are people so kind and so friendly in the glen
that there's no reason to be sad or weary there;
and as long as Gaelic is being written with pens
I'll be praising my glen by Loch Leven.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Mo Ghleannan Taobh Loch Liobhan
From: Felipa
Date: 14 Oct 21 - 08:38 AM

and now Joe cleaned up the thread and in doing so removed the link to the song in the DT!
https://mudcat.org/@displaysong.cfm?SongID=4004

It includes a translation and even a vocabulary list
(I wonder what site the song and notes was lifted from; I noticed that there is a song in the DT which was taken from what I wrote elsewhere on the web, Ir Trad-L discussion list perhaps)


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