Lyrics and translation for Ann an Caolas Od Odrum courtesy of Anne Lorne Gillies.

Song's included in latest cd of Julie Fowlis ‎"Gach Sgeul - Every Story" as a part of a 2song-mix.
But since I really like it separately here's another version by Ifan Rais.

[aDY9-t650u0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDY9-t650u0[/video]


In Caolas Od Odrum where the seals would sleep
where a human voice was never heard, only the sound of the waves and the calling of geese
A stepmother nurses her children, softly singing a lullaby
the movement of the waves gently rocks them to sleep.

Hon da hon do hon da odar da
Hon da hon do hon da odar da
Hi o dan dao, hi o dan dao,
Hi o dan dao, odar da, odar da

A stepmother nurses her children, softly singing a lullaby
the movement of the waves gently rocks them to sleep.
The noble seal is mewling, the swan singing beside him
the mermaid dreams in solitude of a hero.

The noble seal is mewling, the swan singing beside him
the mermaid dreams in solitude of a hero.
In Caolas Od Odrum where the seals would sleep
where a human voice was never heard, only the sound of the waves and the calling of geese.


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Ann an caolas od odram, far an coidleadh an rn
'S far nach cluinnte guth duin' ach fuaim tuinne 's glog geidh
Muime 'g altrum a pistean 's i gan tladh gu ciin
Gu bheil tulgadh nan cuantan ga sor luasgadh nan suain

Hon da hon do hon da odar da
Hon da hon do hon da odar da
Hi o dan dao, hi o dan dao,
Hi o dan dao, odar da, odar da

Muime 'g altrum a pistean 's i gan tladh gu ciin
Gu bheil tulgadh nan cuantan ga sor luasgadh nan suain
An rn roghail a' gusgail 'n eala guileag ri thaobh
A' mhaighdeann-mhara 's i bruadar anns an uaigneas air laoch

Chorus

An rn roghail a' gusgail 'n eala guileag ri thaobh
A' mhaighdeann-mhara 's i bruadar anns an uaigneas air laoch
Ann an caolas od odram, far an coidleadh an rn
'S far nach cluinnte guth duin' ach fuaim tuinne 's glog geidh