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Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda

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Barrachd faclan aig an orain "Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda" air an clar "Sidewaulk" aig Capercaillie.

More lyrics for the waulking song "Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda" on Capercaillie's Sidewaulk album.

Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda

As do limh-sa (h h) dh'earbainn tapachd (h h)
From your arms, I'd expect valour
Mharbhadh Tighearn' (h h) ach nam Breac leat (trom eile + seist) Achinbreck's laird was killed by you

(2nd couplet)
Mharbhadh Tighearn' (h h) ach nam Breac leat (h h)
Achinbreck's laird was killed by you
Thiolaigeadh e (h h) an oir an lochain (trom eile + seist)
And was buried at the lochside

(vocables and repeats omitted in subsequent couplets purely to save space here)

Thiolaigeadh e, etc
Ged 's beag mi fhin chuir mi ploc air
Though small I may be, I cast a sod on him
'S chuir siod gruaim air Niall a' Chaisteal
Which made Neil of the castle gloomy
'S dh'fhg e lionndubh air a mhac-sa
and left his son melancholy
'S bha Ni Lachlainn fhin ga bhasadh
Lachlann's daughter herself was lamenting
'S bha Nic Dhmhnaill 'n didh a creachadh
and Donald's daughter her hands was wringing
Cha b'iaonadh sin, b'fhiach a mac e
Tis no wonder, her son was worth it
Dronncair, piteir selt' air marcraichd
Copious drinker, clever horseman
Ceanndard an airm an ts a' bhatail
Army leader foremost in battle
Sheinneadh piob leat mhr air chnocan
You'd play the great pipes on a hillock
Dh'ladh fion leat dearg am portaibh
You would drink red wine in houses
Chuala mi'n d sgeul nach b'ait liom
I heard today a tale amazing
Glaschu bheag bhith 'na lasair
That little Glasgow is a-blazing
'S Obair-eadhain an didh a chreachadh
and Aberdeen has been plundered


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