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Song for today

I'm a big fan of the group Clannad...and their version of Siuil A Run is one of  of the reasons I got hooked.  This is a traditional folksong that has many variations, but captures the heartbreak of the girl he left behind quite well in most of it's variations. Moya Brennan's sweet voice makes this one especially poignant, at least to me....Lyrics below the cut, that include a translation of the Gaelic in the refrain.

Siuil a Run

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 dte tu mo mhuirnin slan

Siuil, siuil, siul a run,
Siuil go sochair agus siuil go ciuin
Siuil go doras agus ealaigh lion
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan

I'll sell my rod, I'll sell my reel,
I'll sell my only spinning wheel,
To buy my love a sword of steel
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan.

I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red,
And 'round the world I'll beg my bread,
Until my parents shall wish me dead,
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan.

But 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 dte tu mo mhuirnin slan

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain,
I wish I had my heart again,
And vainly think I'd not complain,
Is go dte tu mo mhuirnin slan

Chorus (in phonetic Gaelic)
Shule, shule, shule aroon,
Shule go succir agus, shule go kewn,
Shule go durrus oggus aylig lume,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

Translation :
Walk, walk, walk, O love,
Walk quickly to me, softly move;
Walk to the door, and away we'll flee,
And safe may my darling be.


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Nov. 9th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this immensely *hugs on you for sharing* How have you been little lady? Still working out with the trainer?
Nov. 9th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
Doing pretty well...Not working out with my trainer right now...he got into a bit of a jam and had to go do other stuff right before I had my surgery, and I've developed a bone spur pushing into my left rotator cuff, but I've been going to physical therapy for that. (originally went in to therapy because I had a problem with my bicep tendon on that arm...that's healed. Now we're working on keeping my shoulder happy until I can get the surgery for my shoulder, to grind off that spur so I can get back to seriously pumping iron. I'm hoping we can get that started in December...But at least with the PT I am continuing to do some regular exercise.

Biggest thing I've got going this month though is my nanowrimo, which is going along well...but I can work full time at it, so it better...LOL. Actually, I did a whole lot of planning on it beforehand, and that helped hugely.
Nov. 10th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Wow lady so sorry to hear about the spur...from what I hear it a painful thing *hugs*

I am doing a "non-traditional" NaNo this year and having a ball with it. Vexed and I made our own universe ^_^
Nov. 9th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Your word count is FREAKING AWESOME! Just sayin'.
Nov. 10th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
They did a lovely, haunting song for the 1980s' Robin Hood series :)
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