Lon Dubh (Blackbird in Scots Gaelic!)

Perhaps a bit of a stretch for this site, but Julie Fowlis, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney ARE all from the Isles. 🙂 A perfect match, I’d say.

Lon-dubh (Blackbird)

Lon dubh a’ seinm i gciúin na hoích’
Tóg do sciatháin bhriste is éirigh suas
Fad do shaoil
Tá tú a’ feitheamh leis an uair go mbeifeá saor

Lon dubh a’ seinm i gciúin na hoích’
Tóg na súile dubh’ is breathnaigh síos
Fad do shaoil
Tá tú a’ feitheamh leis an uair go mbeifeá saor

Lon dubh scaoil, lon dubh scaoil
Isteach i solas dubh na hoích’

English

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Lon Dubh (Blackbird in Scots Gaelic!)

  1. Carson a tha na faclan seo ‘sa Ghàidhlig Eireannach?
    Seo faclan an orain anns a’ Ghàidhlig.

    Lon-dubh (Blackbird)
    Lon-dubh a’ seinn ann an dubhar na h-oidhche

    tog do sgiathan brist’ is èirigh suas

    fad do rè, bha thu a’ feitheamh airson an tìd’ gu togail rithe.
    Lon-dubh a’ seinn ann an dubhar na h-oidhche,

    tog an sgàil bho d’ shùil is seall gu geur

    fad do rè, bha thu a’ feitheamh airson an tioc a bhios tu saor.

    Lon-dubh sgèith, lon-dubh sgèith,

    Steach dhan t-sòlas dubh na h-oidhche.
    Lon-dubh a’ seinn ann an dubhar na h-oidhche

    tog do sgiathan brist’ is èirigh suas

    fad do rè, bha thu a’ feitheamh airson an tìd’ gu togail rithe.

Leave a Reply to Robert Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s