Ailein Duinn~Celtic Spirit


Ailein Duinn by Celtic Spirit with Scottish Gaelic lyrics, English translation and story behind the song.

“Allan Morrison was a sea captain from the isle of Lewis. In the spring of 1788 he left Stornoway to go to Scalpay, Harris, where he was to marry Annie Campbell. Unfortunately they sailed into a storm and all the crew sank with the vessel. This is the lament she composed. The broken-hearted Annie wasted away through grief and died a few months afterward. Her body was washed ashore near where her fiance’s was found. There are quite a few variants of this song.”

Lyrics:

Gura mise tha fo éislean
Moch sa mhaduinn is mi ‘g éirigh
Sèist:
Ò hì shiùbhlainn leat
Hì ri bhò hò ru bhì
Hì ri bhò hò rinn o ho
Ailein Duinn, ò hì shiubhlainn leat
Ma ‘s e ‘n cluasag dhut a’ ghaineamh
Ma ‘s e leabaidh dhut an fheamainn
Ma ‘s e ‘n t-iasg do choinnlean geala
Ma ‘s e na ròin do luchd-faire
Dh’òlainn deoch ge b’ oil le càch e
De dh’fhuil do choim ‘s tu ‘n déidh do bhathadh

Translation

How sorrowful I am
Early in the morning rising
Chorus (after each verse):
Ò hì, I would go with thee
Hì ri bhò hò ru bhì
Hì ri bhò hò rinn o ho
Brown-haired Alan, ò hì, I would go with thee
If it is thy pillow the sand
If it is thy bed the seaweed
If it is the fish thy candles bright
If it is the seals thy watchmen
I would drink, though all would abhor it
Of thy heart’s blood after thy drowning

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