My Love Is On The High Seas {Julie Fowlis}


More about this in an interview of Julie Fowlis, which speaks of using Gaelic as one’s first language, for those of Scots-Irish descent.    My paternal grandmother’s family is from the Outer Hebrides, and spoke Scottish Gaelic.

Here Julie sings My Love Is On The High Seas in the Disney Pixar trailer for Brave.  The English lyrics below are from YouTube.

English Translation:

On a quiet evening at the beginning of May
When the bat was in the skies
I heard a tearful young maiden
Singing beneath the shadow of the green branches
The sun was setting in the sea
And no stars yet graced the sky
When the young girl sang sorrowfully
“My love is on the high seas”

The night’s dew began to fall
Each bloom yielding softly to the droplets
The wind blew in a fragrant breeze
Bringing life and renewal to each field
The girl tunefully sang her song
Quiet and peaceful like the June dew
And this chorus constantly repeated
“My love is on the high seas”

Day darkened and the stars shone
Setting their course amongst the clouds
The maiden sat, burdened by her sadness
Her singing could not have been more soothing
I moved closer to the young woman
Singing of her love sailing on the sea
Oh sweet was her sad lament
“My love is on the high seas”

The music enticed me
Nearer to the brown-haired maiden of the warm eyes
And she prayed to the King of Heaven
“Protect my love on the high seas”
Her heart was breaking with love
When I took her by the hand
“Wipe your eyes, your love is safe
I have returned to you from the high seas”

This video was made by Forest Of Black in Glasgow, Scotland.

http://www.juliefowlis.com
http://www.shoeshine.co.uk
http://www.disney.com/brave
Category
Music
License
Standard YouTube License

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