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PostPosted: Thu 14 Mar 2019 7:37 am 
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I thought I might do a few song translations occasionally.
I just did this for song translation site.
Other people can add other songs and their translations too.
Feel free to correct my interpretation.


Bríd Thomáis Mhurchadha


Is tá gairdín mín milis ag Bidín taobh thall den chlaí
Fásann ullaí ar chranna ann a bhaintear faoi dhó sa mbliain
Ta na rósanna meala ag na meachain ins gach ceard dhá dtéim
Is an siúcra donn craite ar a mblaiseann Bideog den bhia

Is a Bhideach na gcarad, tuig feasta nach súgradh é
Ó shíl mé tú a mhealladh le bladar deas ciúin mo bhéal
Óra thug mo chroí gean dhuit, ar a mhalairt ná diúltaigh mé
Is gur rímhór mo ghean ort seachas cailíní deasa an tsaoil

Is milse póg Bhideach na uiscí Loch Éirne ar fad
Ná an chéad scoth den chruithneacht is í fuinte as úr-mhil bheach
Tá an bhráid aici is gile ná an eala ina luí sa nead
Is gur le do rós-bhéilin mheala a mheall tú na céadta fear

Is rachad go Gaillimh go gceannóidh mé gairdín úll
Agus loingeas ar farraigí le haghaidh bheith ag déanamh spóirt
Ar filleadh ó Shligeach dhom agus leide bheag a fháil ina cóir
Is dheamhan a gcónód fán bhealach go mblaisfead de phóg mo stór

Is má bhí mise folamh dar m'fhocal ba mhór an scéal
Is a liachtaí bean deas a thug taithneamh do ghlór mo bhéil
Dhá mbeadh sé ag cur seaca, ag cur sneachta ins gach ceard den spéir
Ach tusa bheith i m'aice is ní aireoinnse buaireamh an tsaoil

A Bhríd Thomáis Mhurcha, ó, molaimse an barr leat féin
Le gile le finne le deiseacht is áilleacht scéimh
Do chúilín deas triopallach is é fite ina thrilseáin óir
Is an té bheadh gan amharc go ndéanfadh sé soilse dhó

Is a Aonmhac Mhuire chuir an cuileann tríd an bhféar ag fás
Nach mise an trua Mhuire is mé ag cailliúint na ngéag le grá
Má tá sé inár gcinniúint nach féidir linn a chéile a fháil
Bíodh tusa i do choinneal is beidh mise i m'fhéileacán



Bríd has a garden, smooth and sweet, on the other side of the stone wall
Apples grow on trees there that are harvested twice a year
The bees have honeyed roses every where I go
and Bríd shakes brown sugar on every food she tastes.

Oh Bríd of (many) friends, understand now it’s not play.
I thought I’d tempt you with the nice, quiet/sweet, flattery from my mouth.
Oh my heart gave you love, don’t do the opposite and reject me.
My love for you is so much greater than for all the nicest girls in the world

Bríd’s kiss is sweeter than all the waters of Loch (lake) Éirne,
or the finest wheat that is milled with the sweetest bee’s honey.
Her neck is brighter than the swan that rests in the nest.
Your sweet rosy mouth has tempted hundreds of men.

I would go to Galway to buy me an apple garden,
and [I would buy] ships on seas to make sport.
On my returning from Sligo with a small help/hint from the wind
ah devil I’d not rest on the way until I’d taste your kiss my love

If I’m empty, I swear that would be a big story,
with so many nice women that gave joy to the glory of my mouth.
If it was frosting, and snowing, everywhere under the sky
but with you beside me I wouldn’t feel life’s sorrows.

Oh Bríd, Oh, I praise the top with you
with brightnest, with blondness, with loviness, and with peaceful beauty,
your tidy head of hair with it folded into a golden plait
it would give light to anyone without vision [blind].

Oh only son of Mary, that put the holly growing through the grass,
aren’t I the true Mary [compares himself to Mary’s sorrows] with my losing my limbs because of love.
If it is in our destiny that we are not to be together
you be a candle and I’ll be a moth.



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