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The Irish Song and Recitation Festival
From the Irish Roots Cafe at www.Irishroots.com
With Your Host Mike O’Laughlin

Todays Song: Mo Ghile Mear
Sung by:         Penealopé
run time:        23 min. 24 seconds

Listen to the entire song and comments on todays podcast:
http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/irishsong41.mp3

Listen to all of our songs and interviews on our home page at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/145/

Shownotes:
Today we continue our interview with Peneleapé,
and get another song: Mo Ghile Mear.  The first
half of the interview included the song “The Leaving
of Limerick”, and commentary on song and the
singing of it today in Ireland.  Part One is here:
http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/irishsong32.mp3

We continue the discussion today, and are lucky
enough to get another song from Peneleapé !

Lyrics   (one of several variations):
Curfa
‘Si mo laoch, mo Ghile Mear
‘Si mo Chaesar, Ghile Mear.
Suan na sian nm bhfuaireas fiin
O chuaigh in gciin mo Ghile Mear.

Verse:
Bmmse buan ar buairt gach ls
Ag caoi go ctuaidh ‘s ag tuar na ndeor
Mar scaoileadh uaim an buachaill beo
‘S na rmomhtar tuairisc uaidh mo bhrsn.

Nm lagnrann cuach go suairc ar nsin
Is nml guth gadhair i gcoillte cns
Na maidin shamhraidh i gcleanntaibh ceoi
O d’imigh uaim an buachaill beo.

Marcach uasal uaibhreach sg
Gas gan gruaim is suairce sns
Glac is luaimneach luath i ngleo
Ag teascadh an tslua ‘s ag tuairgan tria

Seinntear stair ar chlairsigh cheoil
Is liontair tainte cart ar bord
Le hinntinn ard gan chaim gan cheo
Chun saol is slainte d’fhail don leon.

Ghile mear ‘sa seal faoi chumha
‘S Eire go liir faoi chlscaibh dubha
Suan na sian nm bhfuaireas fiin
O luaidh i gciin mo Ghile Mear.

Seal da rabhas im’mhaighdean shiimh
‘S anois im’ bhaintreach chaite thriith
Mo chiile ag treabhadh ne dtonn go trian
De bharr na gcnoc is in imigiin.

Lyrics Translated into English:
Chorus
He is my hero, my dashing darling
He is my Caesar, dashing darling.
I’ve had no rest from forebodings
Since he went far away my darling.

Verse:
Every day I am constantly sad
Weeping bitterly and shedding tears
Because our lively lad has left us
And no news from him is heard alas.

The cuckoo sings not pleasantly at noon
And the sound of hounds is not heard in nut-filled woods,
Nor summer morning in misty glen
Since he went away from me, my lively boy.

Noble, proud young horseman
Warrior unsaddened, of most pleasant countenance
A swift-moving hand, quick in a fight,
Slaying the enemy and smiting the strong.

Let a strain be played on musical harps
And let many quarts be filled
With high spirit without fault or mist
For life and health to toast my lion.

Dashing darling for a while under sorrow
And all Ireland under black cloaks
Rest or pleasure I did not get
Since he went far away my dashing darling.

For a while I was a gentle maiden
And now a spent worn-out widow
My spouse ploughing the waves strongly
Over the hills and far away.
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Hope you’ll be singing or listening in, to season 3,
on the Irish Song and Recitation Festival !
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The History of Ireland
Irish in America
Irish Video Shorts
Irish Song and recitation
Irish Family History and genealogy
Irish Family History photo enhanced with links.

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All shows available at www.Irishroots.com
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The Irish Song and Recitation Festival
at www.Irishroots.com with Mike O’Laughlin

Todays Song: Over The Mountain
Sung by:         Mike O’Laughlin
run time:        8 min. 49 secs.

Listen to the song and comments on todays podcast:
http://www.irishroots.com/podcast3/irishsong40.mp3

Listen to all of our songs and interviews on our song page at:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/145/

Shownotes:
Todays entry is ‘Over the Mountain’, a song
I first heard by Joe Heaney in his ‘Say a Song’
style.
Listen to the secret code word ‘over the mountain’.
You might wonder what it means during the
course of the song…. A fine look at the courtin’ of
the mountain people in Ireland is it ?
Several other phrases with meaning beyond the
words are found in this song, and I discuss that
briefly on the show.
As always, we end up with the singing of the song:

Lyrics (one of several variations):

One night when the moon loomined the sky
I first took a notion to marry
so I put on me hat and away I did fly
You’d swear I was in a great hurry

I came to a spot where often I’d been
my heart gave a jump when my darling I’d seen
I opened the door and bid her good night
saying will you come over the mountain

my fine dear but what has come over you now
but I’m glad to see you so merry
it’s now twelve o’clock you should be in bed
but come in I’ll a waken my mammy

If you think I am jesting, my jesting is true
I courted twelve months and I think that should do
and before I go home I’ll be married to you
If you’ll come with me over the mountain

If I was to make an elopement with you
its sure to be wrought with great danger
the neighbors would tattle and cackle us all
and my friends they would gaze on in wonder

Oh let them tattle and cackle away
consult with your self for its very near day
and I don’t give a rap what the lot of them say
if you come with me over the mountain

Oh I must away now its home I must go
I think it is fitting and better
so farewell my darling farewell for awhile
and this will put and end to the matter

Oh wait just a minute let put on my shoes
my heart gave a leap when I heard the glad news
She came to the door saying maybe I’ll choose
to come with you over the mountain

By this time the moon has sunk in the west
for the dawn of a bright summers morning
off we did go the pair it was one
for the wedding the two hearts were pining

The Saugurtay came without more delay
he married us both on the very same day
and it’s often we talk when we’ve nothing to say
of the trip we made over the mountain

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http://web.mac.com/irishpat/IrishRootsCafe/Sean_Nos_Song/Sean_Nos_Song.html

Join up on our Sean Nós fan page on Facebook:
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Listen to the complete ‘Irish Song’ broadcast series here:
http://www.irishroots.com/content/view/99/145/

Hope you’ll be singing or listening in the finale for
season 3, on the Irish Song and Recitation Festival !
______________________________________________________

The Hedge School has 7 Broadcast series, including :

The History of Ireland
Irish in America
Irish Video Shorts
Irish Song and recitation
Irish Family History and genealogy
Irish Family History photo enhanced with links.

All are available at the Irish Roots Cafe online at:
http://www.Irishroots.com

Some available on the iTunes Irish provider page:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewArtist?id=299857025
_______________________________________________________
Contact Us

You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe on Twitter; Facebook;
www.IrishRoots.com; and by mail at our U.S. location:

Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116
Leave a message on our Phone (816) 256-3360

Sponsors Welcome.
Remember to keep the hedge growing -
with your donation, subscription or membership.
- Thank you.

You can reach us for speaking engagements,
exhibits, and educational events. Since 1984.
©2010 IGF, This information is intended
for personal non-commercial use only.
Please apply for any other usage in writing.
_______________________________________________________

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