Cum ur n'aire (English translation)

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Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic)

Cum ur n'aire

Tha na gèoidh ag èirigh bho'n a mhàchair
Tha na h-ùain a' ruith 's leum air cùl na h-àchadh
'S tha thusa nisd nad' chall 'sa bhàile
Ach na fàirich gu bràth nad' ònar ann
 
[Seisd:]
Cum ur cum ur cum ur n'aire
Air an iar 's air an àit' a dh'fhàg sibh
'S cuimhnich, cuimhnich gu'n robh agaibh
Dualchas àraid agus luachmhòr ann.
 
Tha na soluis oidhch' nisd nad' choinneamh
'S tha a ghèalach 'nisd gach dàth 's gach sèorsa
Ach na coimhead ach le aon sùil oirre
'S mu fàg iad mealltach dàll thu
 
[Seisd] (X2)
 
Submitted by michealt on Sun, 23/10/2016 - 03:50
Submitter's comments:

Tune by Rory MacDonald, Words by Calum MacDonald, both of Runrig, and appeared on Runrig's first ever Album "Play Gaelic" in 1978.

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English translation

Keep your attemtion

The geese are rising from the machair,
the sheep are running an jumping behind the field
and you are now lost in the city.
But don't ever feel alone there.
 
[Chorus:]
Keep oh keep oh keep your attention
on the west and on the place you left.
And remember, remember, that you had
a special and precious heritage there.
 
The lights of night are now close to you
and the moon is now many shades of all kinds,
but look at it with only one eye
lest they, deceiving, leave you blind.
 
[Chorus] (X2)
 
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Submitted by michealt on Sun, 23/10/2016 - 04:27
Author's comments:

I'm not sure what to make of the difference in pronouns between the verses (singular casual you) and the chorus (plural or rather formal singular you).
Perhaps it was just to fit the metre in the first line of the chorus (singular "your" wouldn't work). But the contrast with the verses does sound odd to me unless the chorus is adressed to all the youngsters who come from the highlands and islands to the big lowland cities and risk forgetting who they are and where they are from (and that's clearly what the second verse is about, although addressed only to one youngster)

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