Chuir Iad Mise Dh’Eilean Leam Fhin waltz

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Chuir Iad Mise Dh'Eilean Leam Fhin
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
A2 C4 | F2 A4 | A2 D2 F2 | A6 |
G2 C4 | E2 G4 | G2 C2 E2 | G6 |
F2 D4 | F2 A4 | A2 D2 F2 | A6 |
A2 d4 | c2 A4 | G2 C2 E2 | G6 ||
2
X: 2
T: Chuir Iad Mise Dh'Eilean Leam Fhin
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B2 E4 | G2 B4 | B2 E2 G2 | B6 |
A2 D4 | F2 A4 | A2 D2 F2 | A6 |
G2 E4 | G2 B4 | B2 E2 G2 | B6 |
B2 e4 | d2 B4 | A2 D2 F2 | A6 ||

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Chuir Iad Mise dh’Eilean Leam Fhin

Strictly speaking this is not really a waltz but a beautiful, hypnotic gaelic song in waltz time (words below).

It is from Uist and can be heard as the opening track of the debut album by Dochas

The title (opening line) translates as ‘They put me on an island alone’.

Chuir iad mise dh’eilean leam fhin
Chuir iad mise dh’eilean leam fhin
Chuir iad mise dh’eilean leam fhin
Dh’eilean mara fada bho thir

‘S toigh le Uilleam Anna againn fhin
‘S toigh le Uilleam Anna againn fhin
‘S toigh le Uilleam Anna againn fhin
‘S toigh le Ruairidh gruagach a’ chruidh

‘S toigh le Aliean nean an uilt duinn
‘S toigh le Aliean nean an uilt duinn
‘S toigh le Aliean nean an uilt duinn
‘S toigh le Ruairidh buaile’ chrodh laoigh

Chuir iad mise dh’eilean gun thraigh
Chuir iad mise dh’eilean gun thraigh
Chuir iad mise dh’eilean gun thraigh
Dh’eilean mara fada bho chaich

A note in Ceol Nan Feis Volume 2 (p.6) says it is a fragment of a longer song and is ‘connected to the pipes’
This setting works with accompnaying chords Dm and C

It can be fitted nicely to a low D whistle by transposing up a note to Em
X:1
T:Chuir Iad Mise dh’Eilean Leam Fhin
T:They Put Me On An Island Alone
M:3/4
L:1/8
R:Waltz
K:Em
B2 E4 | G2 B4 | B2 E2 G2 | B6 |
A2 D4 | F2 A4 | A2 D2 F2 | A6 |
G2 E4 | G2 B4 | B2 E2 G2 | B6 |
B2 e4 | d2 B4 | A2 D2 F2 | A6 ||