This is a beautiful, slow and heartfelt song, widely known as the Eriskay Love Lilt, or by its anglicised refrain - 'ver mi o, ro van o'.
Canasg also publishes a quite different SSAA arrangement of this song as item 1518 titled Eriskay love lilt.
Pronunciation guide included
Bheir mi o ro bhan o Bheir mi o ro bhan i Bheir mi o ru o ho 'S mi tha brònach 's tu m' dhìth.
'S iomadh oidhche fliuch is fuar Ghabh mi cuairt is mi leam-fhìn Gus an d'rainig mi 'n t-àit' Far an robh gràdh geal mo chridhe
'Na mo chlarsach cha robh ceòll 'Na mo mheòirean cha robh àgh Rinn do phògsa mo leòn Fhuair mi eòlas air dàn.
traditional Gaelic song
Tra la / hey nonny no etc ... I am so sad and needing you.
It's many a wet cold night I journeyed all alone Until I reached the place Where the bright love of my heart was.
In my harp there was no music In my fingers no ability Your very kiss made my wound I became acquainted with poetry
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