MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Dh'Èirich Mise Madainn Gruamach
(I Arose One Gloomy Morning)
Dan Morrison CB 1 Tape 9 Track 5
North River Audio:
Milling Song

Gaelic

Dh'èirich mise maduinn ghruamach
Dhìrich mi 'mach am beinn uaine.

Chorus:
Ill o ill o ho ro eile
Ill iu ill o ra hiuraibh o
Ill o illo ho ro eile.

Chunna mi gillean nan uaislean
Le 'n gunnaichean air an guaillean.

Le 'n gunnaichean air an guaillean
'Dol a shealg air beinn an fhuarain.

'Dol a shealg air beinn an fhuarain
'S iomadh fiadh a bhiodh air gluasad.

'S iomadh fiadh a bhiodh air gluasad
Fraoch cho geal ri fill mun cuairt dhàimh.

English

I arose one gloomy morning
And walked up the green hill.

Chorus
Ill o ill o ho ro eile
ill iu ill o ra hiuraibh o
Ill o ill o ho ro eile

I saw the sons of the noblemen
With their guns on their shoulders.

With their guns on their shoulders
Going hunting on the hill where the springs are.

Going hunting on the hill where the springs are
Many a deer would be on the move.

Many a deer would be on the move
With heather so white in folds around them.


Notes

This short milling song shares many stock phrases and themes with other milling songs found in Cape Breton although it is not commonly performed today. The text does not appear to have been published.

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