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GUEST,Annraoi Lyr Req: Eistigh liomsa sealad (74* d) Lyr Add: ÉISTIG SEALAD LIOMSA 19 Jul 00


Herewith th lyrics promised earlier.:

Éistig sealad liomsa go neosfad scéal díbh
Go cruinn le héifeacht o nGaeilge cheart
Go bhfuil sliocht Chalvin agus Luther traochta
Gan fíon gan féasta, gan réim gan neart;
Go bhfuil Dónall Ó Conaill i mbun cúil ag Gaelaibh
Is go deimhin ní baol díbh go dtógfaidh breab,
Go mbeidh ár bparlaimint againn gan mhoill in Éirinn
Agus ár gcampaí ag pléireacht ar Shliabh na mBan.
2
You true sons of Erin pray pay attention
Whilst I relate a fine tale to you
The Orange clan will be soon done over,
Without wine or porter, what will they do?
Brave O'Connell in our case will struggle,
And for their bribes he cares not a damn,
Our trade and parliament he will bring over,
And with joy will hail them on Sliabh na mBan.
3
Go deimhin níor mhiste liom na diabhail dá dtraochadh,
Agus a bhfórsaí tréana bheith claoíte lag,
Go domhain in Ifreann idir thinte á gcéasadh,
Agus gan fáil ar éinne acu choíche as teacht;
Mar is fada ó dheineadar an gníomh seo ar Ghaelaibh,
Ar ár sagairt naofa bhi ag an mionn faoi smacht,
Ag léamh an Aifrinn cois claí dá dtréada,
Mo leabhar gan bhréag díbh go ndíolfaid as.
4.
I ne'er would grumble if those cursed demons
And their strong forces in chains were fast,
In Pluto's arms in flames most warm,
And no returning while time would last.
For in fear and trembling our holy pastors
Were forced the Mass for to celebrate
By the ditches' side, for their congregation,
They'll pay for it all - it is now too late.
5.
Is iad dream na Breataine ar fad do chéas mé,
Agus do chuir na céadta dár mbuíon thar lear,
Anonn go Botany faoi bholtaí daora,
Agus gan súil le héinne acu teach choíche thar n-ais,
Tá an téarma caite is an barr ar saothar,
Do gheobham gan buíochas ó bhúiribh ceart,
Gan amhras sásamh as a ndearna mé féinig
In am an tsaothair ar Shliabh na mBan.
< 6.
In ninety-eight, you may remember,
Our dearest brethren were sent away,
They were transported, chained and bolted,
We shall long remember those fatal days;
But that time is ended and we're befriended,
By that brave hero, I mean noble Dan,
He will gain our freedom, come let us cheer him,
And sound his praises on Sliabh na mBan.
7.
Le toil an Aoinmhic tá aniois in Éirinn,
An planda gléigeal ba thréine ga,
Do sheasaimh go dána ar stáitse do Ghaelaibh,
Agus a gcás gur phleigh sé go cruinn i gceart.
Ainm an draoi díbh gan spléachas béarfad,
Go binn go héifeacht, ní bréag mo stair,
Gurb é Dónall Ó Connell ó gharrán gréine
A bhuafas sway dhúinn ar Shliabh na mBan.
8.
We have a hero, thank God, in Ireland,
The gratest warrior that ever stood,
He gained our freedom and put down oppression,
Without a sword or the loss of blood.
By him the proctors are quite done ever,
Their cheeks are fading as their bribes are gone,
I mean O'Connell of Derrynane Abbey,
That will gain the day for us on Sliabh na mBan.

Cambridge University Library, anonymous ballad sheet. Ádh mór oraibh. Annraoi


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