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Julie Fowlis - 'Ille Dhuinn, 's Toigh Leam Thu

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Published on Apr 1, 2008

My favorite song by Julie Fowlis

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Ille Dhuinn, 'S Toigh Leam Thu

English lyric:

Brown-haired lad, Im fond of you,
Im really fond of you, boy;
If youre fond of me, Im fond of you-
Ive loved you since I was young.

I set off as usual
to look for the sheep
but scant attention gave I to them,
knowing my beloved was in the strait.

When I climbed Criongrabhal,
my spirits were low
the ship, with well-trimmed sails,
was out near Saighdeanais.

My parents say that
my foolishness is a source of shame to them
that I could attract a better man than you,
an owner of ships and galleys.

Though I could have a better man than you,
an owner of ships and galleys,
I would much prefer the brown-haired lad
though he hadnt a penny in the world.

Though I promised you Id follow you
and part company from my people,
nothing in the world
could induce me to go to Harris.

I wouldnt survive long if married to you,
while pining for MacDonald.

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