• Bagh Ciarach: ‘Se nighean mo ghaoil

    by  • 28 June 2008 • Gàidhlig, Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    The spirit of one of the murdered men from Mealista came to the bedside of his sweetheart and he sang to her the verses of this song – trying to explain to her what a cruel fate had overtaken them.

    ‘Se nighean mo ghaoil
    An nighean donn òg,
    Nam bithinn ri taobh
    Cha bhithinn fo leòn.

    Tha m’ chuideachd am bliadhna
    ‘G a m’ shireadh ‘s ‘gam iarraidh,
    ‘Sa tha mis’ am Bàgh Ciarach
    Aig iochdar an loin.

    Tha fearaibh na Pàirce
    Air tomhadh na lamh-thuagh,
    Ach ‘s e sinne bhi gun thàbachd
    Dh’fhàg iadsan gun leòn.

    Bha Donnachadh ‘g am fhaire,
    Fear-siubhal nam beannaibh;
    Tha saoghal ro-charach,
    ‘S gur mealladh an t-òr.

    ‘S ann-dìreadh na bruthaich
    A chaill mi mo lùths,
    ‘S fo leacan an Rubha
    Tha ‘m Fear-Buidhe ‘g a leòn.

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