• Cnip, by Peggy Eric Maciver

    by  • 30 June 2008 • Bàrdachd, Gàidhlig • 1 Comment

    A song about her native village, by Peggy Eric Maciver, 7 Kneep

    Tha Cnip os cionn mo dhachaidh tha mu choinneamh Cnoc nan Còrr
    Is an tom air cùl an tighe ris an canar Cnoc an Oir
    An Fhaoilinn ‘S rubha Iolmoir air am b’ eòlach mi bho m’ òig
    Is Sgealasbhalis Liongal cumail fasgadh ris an lòn.

    Gun dìrinn bruthach cus nuair a bhithinn a falbh a lorg nam bò
    Gun gamhainn seo Druim Raonabrie mu chùl a’ Bhaca Mhòir
    Gun dìrinn suas Druim Sgeilabhal a fianais Nise Mhòr
    Gu faicinn mach an Atlantic s a steach mu Loch a Ròag.

    Mar sgàthan tha nam inntinn-sa gach cnoc is gleann is òb
    Gach sruthan agus allt a th’ann gu mall a ruith gu lòn
    Na caoraich leis na h-uain aca air na liantan ag ith an fheòir
    Sa mhadainn mhoch as samhradh a bhith cluinntinn fonn nan eòin.

    Mo dhùrachd gu mo mhàthair a tha ‘n drasda fada bhuam,
    Mo bhràithrean ‘s gu mo chàirdean is na nàbannan mun chuairt
    Dèan innseadh dhaibh mas slàn mi gun tèid mi fhathast air chuairt
    Gu lùiginn fallainn slàn sibh anns gach ceàrnaidh ‘s an taobh tuath.

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    One Response to Cnip, by Peggy Eric Maciver

    1. John Mackay
      17 July 2012 at 1:14 am

      I think the real name of Peigi was Peigi Oighrig (Margaret Effie), not Eric, although phonetically correct.

      Oighrig was pronounced Eiric but unless it is corrected at this stage, future generations may spend needless time looking for someone in her lineage called Eric!

      Nevertheless, it does not detract from her poetic skills!

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