Caoineadh na dTrí Muire

This is the oldest song to be found written in the Irish language. Although the original melody has been long-lost, I find this replacement more than acceptable. Iarla O Lionaird sings the Lament of the Three Marys from the Highland Sessions.

Caoineadh na dTrí Muire

A Pheadair, a Aspail,
An bhfaca tú mo ghrá geal?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
Chonaic mé ar ball é,
Gá chéasadh ag an ngarda.
Óchón agus óchón-ó!

Cé hé an fear breá sin
Ar Chrann na Páise?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
An é n-aithníonn tú do Mhac,
A Mháthrín?
Óchón agus óchón-ó!
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