Dheanainn Sùgradh (The Dark-haired Girl)

This a 'waulking' song (òran-luadhaidh) from Scotland.

Dheanainn Sùgradh

Sèist
Dheannain sùgradh ris a nighean duibh
N' deidh dhomh eirigh as a 'mhadainn
Dheannain sùgradh ris a nighean duibh

Dheannain sùgradh ris a'ghruagaich
'Nuair a bhiodh a' sluagh nan codal

sèist

Dheannain sùgradh an àm dùsgaidh
'N àm na siùil a bhith 'gam pasgadh

sèist

Di-Luain an dèidh Di-dòmhnaich
Dh'fhalbh sinn le Seonaid a Aircaibh

sèist

Riof 'gha ceangal 's riof 'gha fuasgladh
muir ma guallain fuaim is fead oirr

sèist

 
Null ma Chaolas na Ròimh
b'fheudar dhuinn am bòm a leaiseadh

sèist

 
Null ma chaolas na Fraing
Maide 'na làimh is gaoth 'gha greasadh

sèist

Dh'fheumadh pòrsan thigh 'nn à bùth dhith
Ged a bhiodh e crùn an cairteal

sèist

Ged a bhiodh e crùn an óirleach
Dh'fheumadh pòrsan dheith thigh 'nn dhachaidh

sèist

The Dark-haired Girl

Chorus
I played with the young dark-haired girl
When I woke in the morning
I played with the young dark-haired girl

I played with the long-haired girl
When everyone was asleep

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I played when we woke
And when the sails were unfurled

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On Monday, after Sunday
We left the Orkneys on the Seonaid

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Reefs taken in and reefs shaken
Waves under her bow, and her booming and whistling

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Across the straits of Rome
We had to keep a tight grip on the boom

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Across the narrow waters of France
She was under control and the wind driving us

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She wouldn't want a gift from a market
If a crown was her share

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Even if it were a crown of gold
She wouldn't want a gift brought home to her

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This song can be heard on the following albums:

Links

Different versions of this song:
http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/meav/dark.htm
http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/clannad/dheanainn.htm
http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/mccormack/dheannain.htm

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