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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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The words of additional verses are from Beauties of Gaelic Poetry and Lives of the Highland Bards by John Mackenzie (1806–1848) where ‘this little song is attributed to a Highland Sappho of the thirteenth century’.
No more by green hillock or moorland I wander, Light-heartedly lilting my joy in blithe orain; [songs] But sleepless by night I sigh love’s sweet burden, Mo ghille dubh ciardubh tighinn fo m’uidh.
O would that I were with my ghille dubh ciardubh, Up by the lone lagan that lies on the hill slope, [a small lake] Where soft show’ring cloudlets trail grey o’er the moorland, Mo ghille dubh ciardubh tighinn fo m’uidh.
Tho’ kinsfolk deny me, my ghille dubh ciardubh, I’ll wed thee, lightheartedly, lilting blithe orain And with thee aye wander by lagan and fasach, [wilderness] Mo ghille dubh ciardubh tighinn fo m’uidh.
John Mackenzie (1806-1848) English: Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser