Tàladh Dhòmhnaill Ghuirm
Date January 1956
Track ID 52741
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1956.024.B1

Original Tape ID

SA1956.024

Summary

In this waulking song, a lullaby to Donald of Sleat, there is a description of the weather, with sunny, cloudless skies. Good weather is wished for the king's son when he comes.

The subject of the song changes and there is a description of a galley which comes into the bay, with three masts of willow, a golden helm, and a well of wine and a well of fresh water in the stern.

Recording Location

County - Inverness-shire

Parish - South Uist

Island - South Uist

Language

Gaelic

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Transcription

Nàill ì bho ho hì
Nàill ì bho ho hì

Ghrian 's i 'g èirigh o
Nàill ì bhò hò
Ghrian 's i 'g èirigh o
Naill ì bho ho hì
'S i gun smal oirre ho
Naill i bho hò
'S i gun smal oirre ho
Nàill ì bho ho hì

Na air na reultan ho
Nuair thèid mac mo rìgh-sa ho
Fo làn èideadh ho
Gun robh neart na cruinne leat ho
Neart na grèine ho
Neart an tairbh dhuibh ho
'S àirde leumas ho

Nàill i bho ho hì

Dh'fhaighneachd a' bhean o ud ho
Dhan a' mhnaoi eile o ho
Na dè long ud ho
Staigh fon eirthire ho
Gura don' d' fhaighneachd ort
Tha long Dhòmhnaill ho
'S trì chruinn sheilich innt' ho
Gu bheil stiùir òir oirr' ho
Gu bheil tobar fìon innt' ho
Agus tobar fìor-uisg' ho
Shìos san deireadh innt' ho

Nàill ì bho ho hì
Nàill leam 's gun robh nàill i bhò hò
Nàill leam 's gun robh nàill
Nàill i bho ho hì