Siud mar chaidh an càl a dholaidh

Another fine example of Puirt a beul in the form of a strathspey sung here by Elisabeth Kaplan. And dig that bodhrán playing!

Siud mar chaidh an càl a dholaidh

Siud mar chaidh an càl a dholaidh
Laigh a mhìn air màs a choire
Siud mar chaidh an càl a dholaidh
Air na bodaich Ghallda.

Siud mar chaidh an càl a dhìth
Seo mar chaidh an càl a dhìth
Siud mar chaidh an càl a dhìth
Air Impire na Frainge.

Fear an Dùin Mhòir a mire ri Mòr
S fear an Dùin Mhòir is Mòr a mire ris
Fear an Dùin Mhòir a mire ri Mòr
Ach cò a nì mire ri Màiri?

Nam biodh agam giobal bodaich
Bhogainn às an allt e,
Nam biodh agam giobal bodaich
Bhogainn às an allt e,
Nam biodh agam giobal bodaich
Bhogainn às an allt e,
S mur biodh e glan nuair a bheirinn às e
Bhogainn rithist ann e.

Bhogainn e s gun togainn e
S gun bhogainn às an allt e,
Bhogainn e s gun togainn e
S gun bhogainn às an allt e,
Bhogainn e s gun togainn e
S gun bhogainn às an allt e,
S mur biodh e glan nuair a bheirinn às e
Bhogainn rithist ann e.

Translation

Thats how the cabbage was spoiled,
The flour lay at the bottom of the pot,
Thats how the cabbage was spoiled
By the old Lowland men.

Thats how the cabbage was ruined,
This is how the cabbage was ruined,
Thats how the cabbage was ruined
By the French Emperor.


The laird of Dunmore is frolicking with Marion
The laird of Dunmore and Marion are frolicking
The laird of Dunmore is frolicking with Marion
But who will frolic with Mary?


If I had a shabby old man,
Id steep him in the stream.
If I had a shabby old man,
Id steep him in the stream.
If I had a shabby old man,
Id steep him in the stream,
And if he werent clean when I took him out,
Id steep him again.

Id steep him and heave him out,
And steep him in the stream.
Id steep him and heave him out,
And steep him in the stream.
Id steep him and heave him out,
And steep him in the stream.
And if he werent clean when I took him out,
Id steep him again.

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