Ceud soiridh soiridh bhuam

I learnt this waulking song from Christine Primrose at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye in 2008.

Ceud soiridh soiridh bhuam na e hò hao oho
Gu strath m'eòlais na hi ri rirì ò
o-hi ò 's a-bho roho
e hò hao oho

Is chon na leitir bheag na e hò hao oho
bharraich bhoidhich na hi ri rirì ò etc

Fàsaidh peasair ann na e hò hao oho
Fàsaidh pònair na hi ri rirì ò etc

Fàsaidh fochann ann na e hò hao oho
corc 's eòrna na hi ri rirì ò etc

'S binn guth cuthaig ann na e hò hao oho
'S binn guth smeòraich na hi ri rirì ò etc

'S binn guth a' bhuachaill' na e hò hao oho
cuallach bhò ann na hi ri rirì ò etc

'S binn guth na banchaig na e hò hao oho
's meanbhchrodh òg leath' na hi ri rirì ò etc

Chì mi 'm bàta na e hò hao oho
Falbh gu siùbhlach na hi ri rirì ò etc

'S i dol timchaell na e hò hao oho
Rubh' an Dùnain na hi ri rirì ò etc

'S e mo leannan-sa na e hò hao oho
tha 'ga stiùireadh na hi ri rirì ò etc

Hear a recording of this song made at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 2008

A hundred greetings from me

A hundred greetings from me
To the strath I know

And to the little slope
With pretty birches

Peas will grow three
Beans will grow also

Corn will grow there
Oats and barley

Sweet is the call of the cuckoo there
Sweet is the sound of the mavis

Sweet is the voice of the herdsman there
herding cattle

Sweet is the voice of the milkmaid
The young beasts with her

I can see the boat
Sailing swiftly

Going around
Rubh an Dùnain

It is my sweetheart
who is steering her

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