Julie Fowlis "My Love Is On The High Seas" (featured in the trailer for Disney Pixar's "Brave")





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Published on Jun 29, 2012

Tha Mo Ghaol Air Àird a' Chuan (English title "My Love Is On The High Seas") is a traditional Scots Gaelic song performed by Julie Fowlis from North Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland. (English translation of lyrics below.)

The song features on Julie's debut album "Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe (As My Heart Is)" released on Spit & Polish, distributed by Cadiz Music.

It features in a trailer for the Disney Pixar animated movie "Brave" which is set in the ancient highlands of Scotland with characters voiced by Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Kevin McKidd and Robbie Coltrane.

A TV spot for Brave featuring "My Love Is On The High Seas" was broadcast during an ad break in the US Oscars ceremony in Feb 2012 with a viewing audience of over 38 million.

Julie Fowlis also sings two songs - in English - in the soundtrack to Brave; "Touch The Sky" and "Into The Open Air".

English Translation:

On a quiet evening at the beginning of May
When the bat was in the skies
I heard a tearful young maiden
Singing beneath the shadow of the green branches
The sun was setting in the sea
And no stars yet graced the sky
When the young girl sang sorrowfully
"My love is on the high seas"

The night's dew began to fall
Each bloom yielding softly to the droplets
The wind blew in a fragrant breeze
Bringing life and renewal to each field
The girl tunefully sang her song
Quiet and peaceful like the June dew
And this chorus constantly repeated
"My love is on the high seas"

Day darkened and the stars shone
Setting their course amongst the clouds
The maiden sat, burdened by her sadness
Her singing could not have been more soothing
I moved closer to the young woman
Singing of her love sailing on the sea
Oh sweet was her sad lament
"My love is on the high seas"

The music enticed me
Nearer to the brown-haired maiden of the warm eyes
And she prayed to the King of Heaven
"Protect my love on the high seas"
Her heart was breaking with love
When I took her by the hand
"Wipe your eyes, your love is safe
I have returned to you from the high seas"

This video was made by Forest Of Black in Glasgow, Scotland.


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