Mudcat Café message #8189 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2201   Message #8189
Posted By: Alison
08-Jul-97 - 12:38 AM
Thread Name: Shool, shool, shool la rue
Subject: Lyr Add: SIUIL A RUIN

Here are another set of lyrics.
The last line of the verses and the chorus are in Gaelic, however I've done them phonetically because it makes it easier when you don't speak Gaelic.


I would I were on yonder hill
It's there I'd sit and cry my fill
And every tear would turn a mill
Is go jay to mavourneen slawn.

I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel,
I'll sell my only spinning wheel,
To buy my love a sword of steel,
Is go jay to mavourneen slawn.

Shule, shule, shule aroon.
Shule go sook here agus shule go cuin,
Shule go doras agus ay-layg lamb
Is go jay to mavourneen slawn.

I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red
And it's round the world I'll beg for bread
Until my parents would wish me dead
Is go jay to mavourneen slawn.

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain
I wish I had my heart again
And vainly think I'd not complain
Is go jay to mavourneen slawn.

And now my love has gone to France
To try his fortune to advance
If he e'er comes back 'tis but a chance
Is go jay to mavourneen slawn.

Chorus Translation:
Go, go, go love
Go smoothly and quietly
Go to the door and escape with me
And may you go safe my darling.

Tells of a woman's love for a soldier who has fled to France after the final surrender in 1691 of the Catholic armies to William of Orange's Protestant forces at Limerick.
These soldiers were "The Wild Geese" who fought for Ireland in the armies of France and Spain.