Coisich, a rùin

This is a waulking song I learnt from Capercaillie's album Delirium. It was the song in Scottish Gaelic that I learnt.

Coisich, a rùin

Coisich, a rùin, hù il oro
Cum do ghealdadh rium, o hi ibh o
Beir soraidh bhuam, hù il oro
Dha na Hearadh, boch orainn o

Beir soraidh bhuam, hù il oro
Dha na Hearadh, o hi ibh o
Gu Seon Caimbeul, hù il oro
Donn mo leannan, boch orainn o

Gu Seon Caimbeul, hù il oro
Donn mo leannan, o hi ibh o
Sealgair geòidh, hù il oro
Ròin is eala, boch orainn o

Sealgair geòidh, hù il oro
Ròin is eala, o hi ibh o
Bhric a ní leum, hù il oro
'N fhèidh ri langan, boch orainn o

'S fliuch an oidhche, hù il oro
Nochd's gur fuar i, o hi ibh o
Ma thug Clann Nìll, hù il oro
Druim a' chuain orr', boch orainn o

Ma thug Clann Nìll, hù il oro
Druim a' chuain orr', o hi ibh o
Luchd nan seòl àrd, hù il oro
'S nan long luatha, boch orainn o

Luchd nan seòl àrd, hù il oro
'S nan long luatha, o hi ibh o
'S nam brataichean, hù il oro
Gorm is uaine, boch orainn o

'S nam brataichean, hù il oro
Gorm is uaine, o hi ibh o
Cha b'fhear cearraig, hù il oro
Bheireadh bhuat i, boch orainn o

A hundred greetings from me

Come on, my love, hù il oro
Keep your promise to me, o hi ibh o
Take greetings from me, hù il oro
Over to Harris, boch orainn o
To John Campbell, hù il oro
My brown-haired sweetheart, boch orainn o
Hunter of goose, hù il oro
Seal and swan, boch orainn o
Of leaping trout, hù il oro
Of bellowing deer, boch orainn o

Wet is the night, hù il oro
Tonight and cold, o hi ibh o
If the MacNeills, hù il oro
Have to put to sea, boch orainn o
Men of high sails, hù il oro
And swift of ships, boch orainn o
And of banners, hù il oro
Blue and green, boch orainn o
No left-hander, hù il oro
Could take her rudder from you, boch orainn o

This song can be heard on:

Links

Lyrics and translations of this song
http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/capercaillie/coisich.htm

Recordings of this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyxOh6MO0dI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcbCtqMhRAc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbCtbMNnSB8

About the Capercaillie version of this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t886nGdlRps

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