LYRICS


Play Gaelic Duisg mo Run Not available
Sguaban Arbhair/The sheaves of Corn
Tillidh Mi Not available
Criogal Cridhe Not available
Nach neonach neisd a tha e Not available
Sunndach Not available
Air an Thraigh Not available
De ni mi and Puirt Not available
An Ros Not available
Ceol an Dannsa Not available
Chi mi'n Geamhradh
Cum'ur n'aire

Sguaban Arbhair - The Sheaves Of Corn

                
Bha mi raoir a' siubhal drathair
        Last night I opened a drawer
'S thainig dealbh do mo laimh
        And a picture came to hand
Dealbh mo sheannmh'air is mo shean'air
        A picture of my grandmother and grandfather
'S balach og na shuidh' ri'n taobh
        And a young boy sitting by their side

'S iad ag obair aig na sguaban arbhair
        They were working on the corn stacks
Shuidh mi g'an coimhead fad' na h-oidhch'
        I sat and looked at this all night
Thainig cianalas na m'chridhe
        A deep sorrow came to my heart
'S thainig cuideam na mo laimh
        And a great weight came to my hand

                [Seist  /  Chorus]
        Uair eile gu bhith dhachaidh
                Another chance to be home
        Uair eile gu bhith beo
                Another chance to be alive
        Ruith mu'n cuairt na sguaban arbhair
                Running around the stacks of corn
        Uair eile gu bhith og
                A chance again to be young

Cha'n e aois a tha mi sabaid
        It isn't age I'm fighting against
Cha'n e mo bheatha nach eil slan
        It isn't my life that's unwell
'S e bhith fuireach ann a' saoghal maide
        It's living in a false world
Le chuid daoin' nach tuig mo chainnt
        With it's people who don't understand my language

Dh'fhalbh mo sheannmh'air 's mo shean'air
        My grandmother and grandfather passed on
Thuit na sguaban arbhair sios
        The stacks of corn fell down
Dh'fhalbh mi gu saobhal eile
        I left to go to another world
'S dh'fhalbh a' Ghaidhlig bho mo bheul
        And Gaelic went from my mouth

                [Seist a-rithist / Chorus again]

                (C.Macdonald) Isa Music


Cum 'Ur N'Aire/Keep Aware
                (from 'Play Gaelic' album 1978)

        The geese are rising from the machair
        The lambs are running and leaping
        At the back of the field
        But you are now lost in cities
        Never feel alone there

        The night lights are now around you
        Your moon is now of many types and colours
        But look at it with one eye only
        Because it can blind you

        Keep, keep your awareness
        On the West and on the place
        That raised you
        Remember, remember, never forget
        That you left behind
        A culture that was special and of worth

        (C.Macdonald/R.Macdonald) Isa Music

Chi Mi'n Geamhradh - I see The Winter
                     (From 'Play Gaelic' album 1978)

Chi mi'n geamhradh 'as a' ghaoith            I see the winter in the wind
Chan eil an sheachd' fada bhuainn            The snow is not far from us
Sgothan dorch' 's na craobhan ruisgt         Dark clouds and the trees losing leaves
Tha an oidhche nochd fuar                    The night is cold

Shaoilean fhein gur ann an de                So often it feels that it was only yesterday
Bha teas an t-samhraidh 'gar leaghadh        The summer heat melted us
Fad an fheasgair air an Dun                  All evening long out on the Dun
'S tu laighe leisg ri mo thaobh              And you lying lazy by my side

'S iomadh oidch' a rinn sinn suiridhe        Many night we loved
   'S iomadh oidch' a rinn sinn gair            Many nights we laughed
   'S iomadh oidch'a bhithinn a' smuaintinn     Many times I thought
   Gum betheadh tu comhla rium gu brath         That you would have stayed forever

Chan fhan a' ghrian fad na bliadhna          But the sun never shines all year
Cha sheas an uair mar a tha i                Time will not stay as it once was
Dh'fhalbh thusa gu'n a'cheo                  You left me for the city
'S dh'fhag thu mi le mo geamhradh            Leaving me to my winter

 chorus

Chi mi'n geamhradh 'as a' ghaoith            I see the winter in the wind
Chan eil an sheachd' fada bhuainn            The snow is not far from us
Sgothan dorch' 's na craobhan ruisgt         Dark clouds and the trees losing leaves
Tha an oidhche nochd fuar                    The night is cold

(C.Macdonald/R.Macdonald) Isa Music



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