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Mànran - Oran na Cloiche (Scottish)

Gaelic Lyrics:

A’ Chlach a bha mo sheanmhair

‘S mo sheanair oirre seanchas,

Air tilleadh mar a dh’fhalbh i

ghalghad a’ Chlach

‘S gur coma leam i ‘n Cearrara

An Calasraid no ‘n Calbhaigh

Cho fad’ ‘s a tha i ‘n Albainn

Nan garbhlaichean cas

‘S i u ro bha ho ro hilli um bo ha

Hilli um bo ruaig thu i hilli um bo ha

‘S i u ro bha ho ro hilli um bo ha

Ga cur an àite tearmainn

A chumas i gu falachaidh

‘S nach urrainn iad, nach dearg iad

Air sgealb dhith thoirt às

A’ Chlach a chaidh a dhìth oirnn

Air faighinn às an ìnean

‘S gu deimhinne, ma thill i

Tha ‘n nì sin gu math

Mionnan air fear deàrnaidh

Gach màthair is mac

Nach leig sinn ann an gàbhadh

Am fear a thug à sàs i

‘S a mhiontraig air a teàrnadh

À àite gum tlachd

Ma chuireas iad an làmh air

Chan fhuilear dhuinn bhith làidir

Is buill’ thoirt air a thàillibh

Le stàilinn amach

Bha ‘m Ministear cho tùrsach

Sa mhadainn nuair a dhùisg e

‘S praban air a shùilean

A’ tionndadh amach

E coiseachd feadh an ùrlair

Ag ochanaich ‘s ag ùrnaigh

‘S a’ coimhead air a’ chùil

Anns an d’ ionndrainn e Chlach

Sin far robh an stàireachd

‘S an ruith air feadh an làir ann

Gun smid aige ri ràidhtinn

Ach “Càit ‘n deach a’ Chlach?

‘S a Mhoire, Mhoire, Mhàthair

Gu dè nì mise màireach

Tha fios a’m gum bi bhànrainn

A’ fàgail a beachd”

Gun tuirt e ‘s dath a’ bhàis air

“Cha chreidinn-sa gu bràth e

Gu togadh fear bho làr i

Nach b’ àirde na speech

Tha rudeigin an dàn dhomh

‘S gun cuidicheadh an tÀgh mi

Bha’ n duine thug à sàs i

Cho làidir ri each”


English Lyrics:

The Stone that my grandmother

And grandfather used to talk about

Has returned as it left

My brave Stone

 And I don’t care whether it’s in Kerrera

Callendar or Calvay

As long as it’s in

Steep, rugged Scotland

   

Chorus (after each verse):

’S i u ro bha ho ro hilli um bo ha ’

Hilli um bo ruaig thu i hilli um bo ha

’S i u ro bha ho ro hilli um bo ha

   

To be put in a place of refuge

Which will conceal it safely

 So that they can’t, they won’t manage to

Remove a single fragment of it

The Stone that was lost to us

Prised from their grasp

And certainly, if it has returned

That’s a very good thing

   

 Let us swear by our hand

Each and every one of us

That we will allow nothing to endanger

The man who unloosed it

And dared to rescue it

From an unpleasant place

If they lay hands on him

We’ll need to be strong

And strike a blow for him

Using steel

   

The Minister was so sorrowful

When he woke that morning

His eyes bleary

As he turned out

Walking the floor

Sighing and praying

And looking at the nook

 Where he’d found the Stone missing

   

There was much pacing

And running ‘round the floor

And all he could say was

“Where did the Stone go?”

And, “By the Holy Mother

What will I do tomorrow

I know the Queen

Will be beside herself”

   

Said he, looking deathly pale

“I’d never have believed

It could have been raised from the floor

By someone no bigger than a wasp

Something is to happen to me

And Heaven help me

The man who unloosed it

Must be as strong as a horse

anonymous asked:

For the overshare, how about 52?

52. Have you ever stolen something?

THE STONE OF DESTINY.

The Stone of Scone (aka the Stone of Destiny) was once used in the coronation of the Kings/ Queens of Scotland (and later England).

In 1298 the stone was taken to Egland by king Edward the 1st as the spoils of war, where it remained until 1950.

On Christmas day of 1950, four Scottish students drove to Westminster Abbey to steal the stone, but it broke in half during the removal. They buried the larger half before returning to retrieve it later and taking it back to Scotland. The search for the Stone of Destiny proved unsuccessful for an entire year, kept safe in Abroath Abbey under the protection of the Church of Scotland until it was eventually discovered and sent back to Westminster Abbey in England.

However, due to the political unrest in 1996, the British Government decided that the stone would be kept in Scotland when not used in coronations, and has been kept in Edinburgh Castle alongside the Crown Jewels of Scotland since.

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Taking & Making “Stone of Destiny” 

there are a lot of things i like about scotland but my favorite is how king edward the first stole the stone of scone from the scots in like 1300 and like 650 years later four scottish college students broke into westminster abbey to steal it and bring it back to scotland but they dropped it and it broke in half

Stone of Destiny

This is a stone used in coronations of -originally- Scottish monarchs, and then monarchs of all of Great Britain. The stone is activated when touched, but only by someone of royal blood. The higher amount of royal blood, the stronger the telempathic connection to ancestors. Which the reigning monarch then maintains until death, and then their consciousness is added to what’s already in stone.
It doesn’t do any harm, and monarchs can remove themselves from the stones collective consciousness

Originally, the stone was used to test if usurpers and ‘heirs’ were of royal lineage, and worthy of king/queenship