Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Will Lyr Add: Horses and Plough (Micheál Ó h Ógáin) (21) RE: Horses and Plough (ADD & questions) 17 Sep 09


Wolfgang, these are the lines of the sixth verse;

But the clatter of tractors, pollution and all,

has crippled the copail and sad was his fall,

while in far away OPEC we richly endow,

not counting the value of horses and plough.

An explanation; 'copaill' is Irish Gaelic for 'horse'.
The reference to OPEC concerns the new reliance on oil rather than the old use of horses.
The song is a lament to the old ways.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.