The Irish Song and Recitation Festival
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
With Your Host Mike O’Laughlin
Todays Song: An Raibh Tú ar a gCarraig
(’‘Were You At the Rock” )
Sung by: Renata Henley
run time: 2:00
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Join us today for a song by Renata, along
with a great interview including her experiences
with Sean Nós.
Renata is the host of our ‘Hello Fada’ podcast
on the Irish Language. She has generously consented
to perform today on our Song Podcast.
This ‘code’ song has many ties to Irish history,
i.e. the Mass Rock and religious persecution of
the native Irish in their own country.
Our thanks to Renata. Be sure to listen to her
on todays podcast.
Lyrics (one of several variations):
In the Irish:
An raibh tú ag an gCarraig?
nó a’ bhfaca tú féin mó grá
nó a’ bhfaca tú gile,
finne agus scéimh na mná?
Nó a’ bhfaca tú t-úll
ba chumhra is ba mhilse bláth?
nó a’ bhfaca tú mo Vailintín
Nó a’ bhfuil sí á cloí mar táim.
Ó bhí mé ag an gCarraig,
is chonaic mé mé féin dó grá
Ó chonaic mé gile
finne agus scéimh na mná
Ó chonaic mé an t-ull
ba chumhra is ba mhilse bláth
Agus chonaic mé do Vailintín
agus ní sí á cloí mar ‘láir.
In the English Language:
Were You At The Rock ?
Were You at the Rock?
Or did you yourself see my love,
Or did you see a brightness,
the fairness and the beauty of the woman?
Or did you see the apple,
the sweetest and most fragrant blossom?
Or did you see my Valentine?
Is she being subdued as they are saying?
O, I was at the rock
And I myself saw your love
O, I saw a brightness,
the fairness and the beauty of the woman
O, I did see the apple
the sweetest and most fragrant blossom
and I saw your Valentine
she is not being subdued as they are saying.
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