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GUEST,Susan-Marie Lyr Req: Songs about celtic mythology (26) Lyr Add: LAND OF YOUTH / TIR NA OG (from MBrennan 14 Sep 00


This is not the song Big Mick remembers, but it's the same story. It's a modern song, not traditional. The Irish Gaelic is missing all the accents - someday I'll have to figure out how to do that.

LAND OF YOUTH (TIR NA OG)
Maire Brennan (from her 1992 album Maire Brennan)

Chorus: Is gra geal mo chroi thu
Fan liom i gconai
Is gra geal mo chroi thu
Beith mise dilis
Is gra geal mo chroi thu
Tusa mo mhuirin
Is gra geal mo chroi thu
Fan ag mo thaobh sa
(My love, stay with me. Always be true to me.
You are my sweetheart. Stay by my side.)

Beauty and grace with golden hair
Eyes like pearls came from the sea

CHORUS

Carried away on impulse
Followed my heart to the Land of Youth
Three hundred years and time stood still
Champions calling their warning

Wherever you will go I will go
Wherever you turn I'll follow so
Take me to the Land of Youth

CHORUS

Three hundred years
Fallen to earth the thunder sound
Years overtake him, a grey old man

CHORUS
(and then repeat last half of chorus:)
Is gra geal mo chroi thu
Tusa mo mhuirin
Is gra geal mo chroi thu
Fan ag mo thaobh sa

Three hundred years

Copyright 1992 Clannad Music/BMG Records

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 3-Sep-02.


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