Alasdair Mhic Cholla

Alastair Mhic Cholla1

Alasdair Mhic o ho
Cholla Ghasda o ho
As do laimh s' gun o ho
Earbainn tapaidh trom eile

Sèist:
Chall eile bho chall a ho ro
Chall eile bho chall a ho ro
Chall eile huraibh i chall a ho ro
'S haoi o ho trom eile

As do laimh s' gun o ho
Earbainn tapaidh o ho
Mharbhadh Tighearna o ho
Ach-nam-Brac leat trom eile

Mharbhadh Tighearna o ho
Ach-nam-Brac leat o ho
'S ged 's beag mi fein o ho
Bhuail mi ploc air trom eile

'S ged 's beag mi fein o ho
Bhuail mi ploc air o ho
Chuala mi'n de o ho
Sgeul nach b'ait leam trom eile

Chuala mi'n de o ho
Sgeul nach b'ait leam o ho
Glaschu a bhith o ho
Dol 'na lasair trom eile

Glaschu a bhith o ho
Dol 'na lasair o ho
'S Obair-Dheathain o ho
'N deidh a chreachadh trom eile

Alexander Son of Gallant Cholla

Alexander son, o ho
Of gallant Cholla, o ho
Into your hand, o ho
I would entrust heroic deeds, trom eile

Chorus (after each verse):
Chall eile bho chall a ho ro
Chall eile bho chall a ho ro
Chall eile huraibh i chall a ho ro
'S haoi o ho trom eile

Into your hand, o ho
I would entrust heroic deeds, o ho
The Lord of Ach-nam-breac, o ho
Would be killed by you, trom eile

The Lord of Ach-nam-breac, o ho
Would be killed by you, o ho
And although I myself was small, o ho
I threw a clot of earth on him, trom eile

And although I myself was small, o ho
I threw a clot of earth on him, o ho
I heard yesterday, o ho
A sad story, trom eile

I heard yesterday, o ho
A sad story, o ho
That Glasgow, o ho
Was going down, trom eile

That Glasgow, o ho
Was going down, o ho
And Aberdeen, o ho
Is being pillaged, trom eile

  • 1. 'Alasdair Mhic Cholla Ghasda' performance by Capercaillie on their album 'Sidewaulk'.