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Gaelic Song Lyrics - words for some top Scottish songs

Eilean Fraoich

Eilean fraoich Eilean fraoich
Eilean fraoich nam beann rd
Far an d'fhuair mi m' rach g
Eilean Ledhais mo ghridh
Chaidh mi tarsuinn air a' chuan
'S chaidh mi suas abhainn sil
An Quebec chaidh mi air tr
'S thug mi sgrob feadh an it
'S ged a bheirte dhomh an tr
Eadar chraobhan is brr
B'fhearr leam a bhi measg an fhraoich
Ann an Tr nam Beann Ard
Thug mi greis de lithean m' ig
Air a' mhintich nam phisd
'S mi ri tional nan laogh g
Is nam b aig an trth
Far an faca mi an igh
Thuit mi g anns a' ghrdh
'S ann a chionn nach eil i be
Tha mi seladh air sl


Translation into English

Island of the heather
Island of the heather and high peaks
Where I was raised
my dear Island of Lewis
I went overseas
and went up a salt-water river
landed at Quebec
and had a look around the place
Even if I were given all the land
with its trees and crops
I would much rather be amongst the heather
In the Land of the High Bens
I spent a lot of my childhood days
on the moorland as a young boy
Tending the young calves
and the cattle at evening time
Where I laid eyes on the young maiden
I was young when I fell in love
And it's because she is not alive
That I am sailing across the sea





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