Ortha nan Gaidheal
HO, MY HEIFER!
- The night the Herdsman was out
- No shackle went on a cow,
- Lowing ceased not from the mouth of calf
- Wailing the Herdsman of the flock,
- Wailing the Herdsman of the flock.
- Ho my heifer! ho my heifer!
- Ho my heifer! my heifer beloved!
- My heartling heart, kind, fond,
- For the sake of the High King take to thy calf.
- The night the Herdsman was missing,
- In the Temple He was found.
- The King of the moon to come hither!
- The King of the sun down from heaven!
- King of the sun down from heaven!
Niall MacFhionnlaigh, A' Chiste Ghàidhlig, a chuir na teacsaichean seo gu léir bho Carmina Gadelica air an làrach-lìn aig Sabhal Mór Ostaig ann an 1995