Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Favorite Song Lurics: Siuil a Ruin

I love listening to Celtic music when I write. Here are they lyrics to an Irish traditional song called "Siuil a Ruin". ("Go, my Love")
I wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill
And every tear would turn a mill
Is go dté tú mo mhuirnín slán
Siúil, siúil, siúil a rúin
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán
I'll sell my rock I'll sell my reel
I'll sell my only spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán
I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red
And round the port I'll beg my bread
Until my parents shall wish me dead
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán
I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
I wish I had my heart again
And vainly think I'd not complain
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán
And now my love has gone to France
to try his fortune to advance
If he e'er comes back 'tis but a chance
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán
One translation of the Irish chorus is
Go, go, go my love
Go quietly and peacefully
Go to the door and flee with me
And may you go safely my dear.

All writing and art copyright A. Dameron 2000-2010

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