A Fàgail Mhiughalaigh – Leaving Mingulay • Track 05  
Thig Dhachaigh Leam dha 'n t-sìdhean Come home with me to the fairy knoll  

Bidh clann bheag a’ bhaile seo
A’ bhile seo, a’ bhile seo,
Bidh clann bheag a’ bhile seo
A’ bigirich air charnan. [sìdhean]

sèist:
A’ bigirich, a’ bigirich,
A’ bigirich air charnan,
A’ bigirich gun tiomachadh
A’ bigirich gun tàmhach.

Cha tugainn fhìn mo ghilleachan
Mo ghilleachan, mo ghilleachan,
Cha tugainn fhìn mo ghilleachan
Air fichead botha bàna.
sèist

B’fhearr liom anns an innis thu,
San innis thu, san innis thu,
B’fhearr liom anns an innis thu
Na gin a ghin do chàirdean.
sèist

Bheir mi mìr is marrum dhut
Is bainne geal nam mìneag;
Bheir mi fìon na brailis dhut,
’S thig dhachaigh leam dha’n t-sìdhean.
sèist chorus

The little children of this village (township)
This village, this village
The little children of this village
Will be playing on a (fairy) knoll

chorus:
Playing, playing
Playing on a knoll
Playing untiringly,
Playing without pause

I would not give my laddie,
My laddie, my laddie,
I would not give my laddie
For twenty white cows.
chorus

I’d rather have you in the meadow
In the meadow, in the meadow
I’d rather have you in the meadow
Than any of your relations.
chorus

Dainty and cream I’ll give to you
And the white milk of the gentle cows
Wine of the wort I’ll give to you
So come home with me to the knoll
chorus

 
Words traditional, melody composed by M.MacInnes (MCPS & PRS)  
     


 

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