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    Default Ce Lies - Gaelic - Thanks Paul

    Thanks to Paul Orhan for finding this beautiful piece of Gaelic music from Maire Brennnan of Clannad



    I found a translation to english, can someone post the Gaelic please?

    Little how I know your ways
    I'm a fool
    Still the fire in my heart
    Never leaves me

    Time past won't disappear
    Memories stay
    Never to die
    My heart will never change

    Ce leis an dolas
    I measc mo dhaoine
    Bimse uaigneach
    (Whose is the sorrow among my people
    I feel alone)

    Strange now it's too late for me
    By myself
    Empty as the days go by
    Without you
    Haunting me

    Movements of a clouded sky
    And it rains
    Peaceful is the dark at night
    Full of silence


    I have been listening to Gaelic music since high school. My favorite is Mary O'hara, but she doesn't have a lot on youtube.

    OMG I found my absolutely favorite song!!! What do you think???



    Crochfaidh mé seolta is rachaidh mé siar,
    Óró mo churaichín ó!
    'S go hOíche Fhéil' Eoin ní thiocfaidh mé aniar,
    Óró mo bháidín!

    Curfa (Chorus):
    Óró mo churaichín ó!
    Óró mo bháidín,
    Óró mo churaichín ó!
    Óró mo bháidín!

    Nach breá í mo bháidín ag snámh ar a' gcuan,
    Óró mo churaichín ó,
    'S na céaslaí á dtarraingt go láidir 's go buan,
    Óró mo bháidín.

    (Chorus)

    Nach lúfar í ag iomramh soir agus siar,
    Óró mo churaichín ó,
    'S a sárú ní bhfaighidh tú ó Árainn go Cliar,
    Óró mo bháidín.

    (Chorus)

    This is a slightly different version, but at least it has a translation.

    Lyrics: English Translation:

    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    Ag snámh ar a'gcuan /As she glides in the bay
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    Faighimis na maidi /Let's get the sticks
    Agus téimis chun siuil /And we'll row on
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    Óró mo churaichín ó /Oh my little curragh
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat

    Crochfaidh mé seolta /I will raise the sails
    Is rachaidh mé siar /And I will go west
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    'S go hOíche Fhéil' Eoin /And until St. John's night
    Ní thiocfaidh mé aniar /I will not return
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    Óró mo churaichín ó /Oh my little curragh
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat

    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    Ag snámh ar a'gcuan /As she glides in the bay
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    Faighimis na maidi /Let's get the sticks
    Agus téimis chun siuil /And we'll row on
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
    Óró mo churaichín ó /Oh my little curragh
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat

    Óró mo churaichín ó /Oh my little curragh
    Óró mo bháidín /Oh my little boat
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    Steve,

    My pleasure! I'm happy you liked it! It remains my no. 1 among all Clannad/Brennan songs! And it's been almost 30 years that I've been listening to this music!

    I'm afraid there are no gaelic lyrics to "Ce Leis" as this song was originally written in English (with the exception of the background vocals done by Brennan sisters that are sung in Gaelic) but perhaps some nice Irishwoman/Irishman would do the translation to Gaelic instaed

    Mary O'Hara's song is very noble and you know that harp will always mellow my heart - thanks!

    The song below is absolutely Gaelic, though!

    Máire (Moya) Brennan - Óró - "Márie" (1992)



    This song was written as a lullaby for her daughter Aisling, who is on the cover of the CD here with her mother. The photograph was taken by Maire's husband Tim Jarvis, who had worked as a photographer.

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    He He if I tell you how long I've known Mary O'hara, it would tell you how old I am.

    On a side note about Mary, I thought she was long gone, but a few years ago, I found her website. She is still with us! It is put up by her husband.

    Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_O%27Hara

    Website:http://www.maryohara.co.uk/


    I still can't find the Emoticons. Kmmy told me to look under Go Advanced but it only shows me the Emoticons to post on the heading of the message.
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    1. Well, as far as your age is concerned you've already given me some hints, haven't you?

    2. Thanks for the links to Mary!

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    thanks Paul. Oh, by the way the lyrics for Oro Mo Bhaidin are on the Youtube under "Show more"
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