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Lyrics - words for some top Scottish songs
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