School: Ráithín (C.) (roll number 9384)

Location:
Raheen, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Peig, Bean Uí Chróinín

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Amhrán

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0457, Page 063

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Amhrán

One day as I chanced for to roam ¶ Is mo chaol-each agam-sa go groidhe ¶ I espied a fair maid all alone ¶ Is í ag déanamh isteach ar Thráiglí

Amhrán
Ó bhéal-aithris Shéamuis Ághais
Aos – 68 Gairm-bheatha – Spailpín Fánach

I mbaile fearainn Lios-na-gCeann, Cill Áirne agus a saoluíodh agus a tógadh thiar in áit-éigin le hais Baile an Fheirtéirigh.
1.
One day as I chance to roam
Is mo chaol-each agam-sa go groidhe
I espied a fair maid all alone
Is í ag déanamh isteach ar Thráighlí
Her cheeks were as red as a rose,
Is a béilín go ro-mhílis binn.
I asked her how far would she go
No a’ dtiocfadh sí liom go Tráighlí
11.
She spoke with a pitiful tone
Agus d’fhreagair sí mise gan mhoill
“My father distracted would go
Is beadh mo mháthairín a géar-gol is a’ caoi
Besides that my fortune is low
Is beadh mo earaid go léir ar mo dhruím
If away with a stranger I’d go
Ag taisteal na mbóthar gan suim.

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Informant
Seámus Agháis
Gender
male
Age
68
Occupation
spailpín
Address
Headfort, Co. Kerry
Language
mixed