Thig am bata

Such an amazing version of this Scottish song from Julie Fowlis. Simple, pulsing, mesmerizing.

Thig am bata / A bhean eudaich

Thig am bàta, hùg-o
Moch a-màireach, hùg-o
Bidh m’athair innte, hao ri horo
‘S mo thriùir bhràithrean, hùg-o

‘S mo chèile donn, hùg-o
Air ràmh bràghad, hùg-o
‘S gheibh iad mise, hao ri horo
Air mo bhàthadh, hùg-o

‘S togaidh iad mi, hùg-o
Air na ràmhan, hùg-o
‘S mo bhreacan donn, hao ri horo
Snàmh na fairge, hùg-o

‘S mo chuailean donn, hùg-o
Measg nan carrichean, hùg-o
‘S mo bhràist airgid, hao ri horo
Measg na gainmhich, hùg-o

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Molly Na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin

A real favorite of mine. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Donnchadh Gough of Danú perform this great Irish song of loss.

Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin

Ar meisce cha dtéim níos mó
I won’t go drinking anymore

Braon leanna go deo ní bhlaisfidh mé
I will not taste a drop of beer ever

Ó chaill mé mo chailín beag óg
Since I lost my little young girl

A chuireadh i mo phócaí an t-airgead.
Who used to put money in my pockets

CURFÁ:

Is fada liom uaim í, uaim í
I miss her, I miss her

Is fada liom uaim í ó d’imigh sí
I miss her since she went away

Is fada liom thíos agus thuas í
I miss her in every way

Molly na gcuach Ní Chuilleanáin.
Molly Cullinane of the ringlets.

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