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Lyrics - words for some top Scottish songs
Mo rn geal dleas
Sist Mo rn geal dleas, dleas, dleas Mo rn geal dleas nach till thu nall Cha till mi fhin riut, a ghaoi chan fhaod mi 'S ann tha mi ghaoil 'na mo laighe tinn Is truagh nach robh mi an riochd na faoilinn A shnmhadh aotrom air bhrr nan tonn Is bheirinn sgrobag don eilean Ileach Far bheil an rbhinn dh'fhg m'inntinn trom Thug mi mos ann am fiabhras claoidhte Gun dil rium oidhche gum bithinn be B'e fth mo smaointean a l 's a dh'oidhche Gum faighinn faochadh is tu bhi 'm chir. Cha bhi mi str ris a' chraoibh nach lb leam Ged chinneach bhlan air bhrr gach gig Mo shoraidh sln leat ma rinn thu m'fhgail Cha tinig trigh gun muir-ln na dhidh
Translation into English
My fair and faithful love Chorus My fair and faithful, faithful love My fair and faithful love would that you returned to me I will not return to you, love, I cannot For I am lying here, my love, on my sick-bed If only I could take the form of a seagull Swminning lightly over the waves I would make a journey to the Island of Islay Where lives the girl who made my heart heavy I spent a month stricken with a fever Uncertain I should survive each night The subject of my thoughts night and day That I would recover and have you with me I will not struggle with a tree that will not bend for me Although there would be apples on every branch Farewell forever of you have deserted me There was never an ebbing tide without a full tide to follow