A Chur Nan Gobhar As A ’Chreig reel

Also known as A Cur Nan Gobhar As A’ Chreig, Gu Cur Nan Gobhar As A’ Chreig, The Kilt Is My Delight, To Chase The Goats Off The Rocks.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

A Chur Nan Gobhar As A 'Chreig has been added to 43 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: A Chur Nan Gobhar As A 'Chreig
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:ABAF ABde|f2ef dBBd|ABAF ABde|1 fafe d2dB:|2 fafe d2de||
f2fa feed|effe dBBe|f2fa feed|effe d3e|
f2fa feed|effe dBBd|ABAF ABde|a3g fedB||
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X: 2
T: A Chur Nan Gobhar As A 'Chreig
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:A2 AF Adef -|fAfe dBBd|A2 (3AAA ABde|f2 af eddB|
ABAF Adef -|fAfe dBBd|A2 (3AAA ABde|f2 af edde:|
|:f3g fedf|e2fe dBBe|f3g fedf|e2fe edde|
f3a- afdf|e2fe dBBd|A2 (3AAA ABde|faag fedB:|

Three comments

This is a trad west highland Puirt I learnt from Donald Grant.

A Chur Nan Gobhar As A ’Chreig, X:2

I first heard this reel on Scottish fiddler Ryan Young’s album. I transcribed it before my attention was brought to the fact it was already on the session under a different name so I have added the version I did.

A Chur Nan Gobhar As A’ Chreig (Gaelic and English Lyrics)

Here are the Gaelic and English lyrics to the original port-à-beul (“For Herding Goats from the Rock”), if anyone needs ’em.

Source: www.celticlyricscorner.net

A chur nan gobhar as a’ chreig ~~~ For herding the goats from the rock
‘Se n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ It’s the kilt I like
A chur nan gobhar as a’ chreig ~~~ For herding the goats from the rock
‘Se n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt
A chur nan gobhar as a’ chreig ~~~ For herding the goats from the rock
‘Se n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ It’s the kilt I like
A chur nan gobhar as a’ chreig ~~~ For herding the goats from the rock
‘Se n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt

’Se n t-eileadh, ’se n t-eileadh ~~~ The kilt, the kilt
‘Se n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ It’s the kilt I like
’Se n t-eileadh, ’se n t-eileadh ~~~ The kilt, the kilt
‘Se n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt
’Se n t-eileadh, ‘se n t-eileadh ~~~ The kilt, the kilt
‘Se n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ It’s the kilt I like
A chur nan gobhar as a’ chreig ~~~ For herding the goats from the rock
‘Se n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt

Nam faighinn-sa mo roghainn ~~~~~~ If I could have my choice
Gur h-e’n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ I would take the kilt
‘S nam faighinn-sa mo roghainn ~~~~~ If I could have my choice
Gur h-e’n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt
Nam faighinn-sa mo roghainn ~~~~~~ If I could have my choice
Gur h-e’n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ I would take the kilt
‘S nam faighinn-sa mo roghainn ~~~~~ If I could have my choice
Gur h-e’n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt

’Se n t-eileadh, ’se n t-eileadh ~~~ The kilt, the kilt
‘Se n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ It’s the kilt I like
’Se n t-eileadh, ’se n t-eileadh ~~~ The kilt, the kilt
‘Se n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt
’Se n t-eileadh, ‘se n t-eileadh ~~~ The kilt, the kilt
‘Se n t-eileadh beag bu docha leam ~~~ It’s the kilt I like
‘S nam faighinn-sa mo roghainn ~~~ If I could have my choice
Gur h-e’n t-eileadh beag a b’fhearr leam ~~~ I would prefer the kilt