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Lyr Req: Mo Shuil Ad' Dheidh / Of Thee I Dream

GUEST,Kimberley 18 May 00 - 11:29 PM
Barry T 19 May 00 - 02:13 AM
Barry T 19 May 00 - 02:19 AM
Jim Dixon 14 Apr 03 - 09:42 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 15 Apr 03 - 08:37 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 15 Apr 03 - 11:29 PM
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Subject: Mo shuil ad' dheidh English Lyrics
From: GUEST,Kimberley
Date: 18 May 00 - 11:29 PM

I'm looking for the English lyrics to the Gaelic song "Mo shuil ad' dheidh".

Kimberley


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mo shuil ad' dheidh English Lyrics
From: Barry T
Date: 19 May 00 - 02:13 AM

Got 'em in my old tunebook, Kimberley. Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mo shuil ad' dheidh English Lyrics
From: Barry T
Date: 19 May 00 - 02:19 AM

P.S. Just curious... Are you the Kimberley that maintains the Rankin website? If so, thank you on behalf of all us loyal fans.

The CBC rebroadcast their one hour special this week. Very emotional watching that again!


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Subject: Lyr Add: MO SHUIL AD DHEIDH! / OF THEE I DREAM
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 09:42 PM

Lyrics and translation copied from http://website.lineone.net/~cewhitehead3/mosh.htm
(That site also has a midi file.)

MO SHUIL AD DHEIDH!

Ochin! Mo chailin, 's mo shil a'd dhigh;
A chailin, mo chailin, 's mo shil a'd dhigh;
A Lili, mo Lili, 's mo shil a'd dhigh;
Cha lir dhomh am bealach le sileadh nan deur.
Gu'n d' irich mi mochthrath maduinn an d,
'S gu'n ghearr mi'n ear-thalmhainn do bhrgh mo sgil;
An dil gu'm faicinn-sa rn mo chlibh;
Ochin! Gu'm facas, 's a claobh rium fin.

Na'm bitheadh siod agam, mo lgh 's mo leum,
Mi'm shuidhe aig bealach 's mo ch air ill,
Gu'n deanainn-sa cogadh gu lidir treun
Mu'n leiginn mo leannan le fear tha do'n ghrin.

'S ann ormsa 'tha 'm mulad 's am fiabhrus mr,
O'n chualas gun deach' thu le Brian g;
Mo chomunn cha dean mi ri mnaoi 'san fheil,
O'n rinn thu mo thrigsinn 's mi fhin a bhi be.

O! Chan eil uiseag 's na speuraibh rd,
No ian anns an doire d'am b'el mo ghrdh
Nach eil nis ri tuireadh a dh' oidhche 's a l.
O'n chualas gu'n ghlacadh mo chailin air lmh.

Ochin! Mo chailin, 's mo shil a'd dhigh...

OF THEE I DREAM

REFRAIN: Horo, my cailin, of thee I dream
My cailin, dear cailin, of thee I dream
My own, my cailin, throughout the years
Dark is my pathway, bedimmed with tears.
I rose up early, ere dawn of day
And cut me the yarrow mid new-mown hay
To see by its magic my true-love dear
Alas I saw her, she turned from me.

O had I like others the strength of youth
My hound to follow, my path were smooth
Oh stark and grim is the fight I'd make
Ere I'd let man living my true-love take.

No lark is there in the meadows nigh
Nor bird in the forest that hears my sigh
But mourns now with me, both night and day
Since I and my true-love are parted, for aye.

REPEAT REFRAIN


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Subject: Origins: Mo Shuil Ad' Dheidh / Of Thee I Dream
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 15 Apr 03 - 08:37 PM

Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 09:44:42 +0100
From: Allan MacLeod
To: 'cb-music'
Subject: RE: Duanag Do Mhabu
 
Hello George
 
The story behind Mo Shuil Ad Dheidh ( Fare Thee Well Love) is fully documented in the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness Vol 57 but here goes with a summary.
 
The distinguished Gaelic scholar the Rev Donald MacNicoll, minister of Lismore, belonged to Socach in Glenorchy, Argyll and at age 36 in 1771 proposed to the 17/18 year old Lilias Campbell of nearby Achlian, Dalmally. Apart from the difference in ages Rev MacNicoll also suffered some disfigurement from childhood smallpox. He was turned down in favour of a Captain Campbell of Glenorchy and sadly made his way home on horseback, stopping on the way to compose the famous song of his lost love.
However, Capt Campbell overplayed his hand in celebration by asking his servant to kiss Lilias for a wager of a shilling. Lilias was so incensed by this ungallant act that she immediately broke off the engagement and sent word after the Rev MacNicol to ask him to return, whereupon she accepted HIS proposal and they married on 28th November 1771, 2 days after her 18th birthday.
 
They had a long and happy marriage with 16 children (many of whom died in infancy as was common at the time) Among the Rev MacNicoll's literary achievements was writing down (in collaberation with Lillias) the songs of Duncan Ban MacIntyre, also from Glenorchy.
 
So the song remains as an example of the romantic side of someone who might be supposed to have been a rather serious clergyman. The name Brian in the song is thought to be fictitious since there is no record (unsurprisingly) of a Glenorchy Campbell with that name.
 
Allan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mo Shuil Ad' Dheidh / Of Thee I Dream
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 15 Apr 03 - 11:29 PM

And we had covered this back in this thread...

Mo Shuil A'd Dheidh


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