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GUEST,Donal Lyr Req: Bi Meidhreach, a Bhanba (16) Lyr Add: BI MEADHRACH FEASDA, a BHANBA 22 Dec 01


BI MEADHRACH FEASDA, a BHANBA
Bi meadh-rach feas-da, a Bhan-a-ba'n aoil-chnis, do
A' caoi le fad-a, a Bhan-a-ba, taoi-se, de
Ta'n la ag eas-gairtar mhaith-ibh na tir-e, 'Sbeidh
Bi'n Ghaedhil-ge teang-a cheart flath-a 'gus riogh-na
?'Si'n Ghaedhil-ge teang-a na mull-ach 's na min-chnoc, na

Chlann ce chaill-ead-ar teang-a a sin-sear;
Bhar gur shlad-ad-ar Gall-a do mhin-chnuic; ach
Feis-ean' ac-u'n gach cath-air id riogh-acht-sa
Tuatha De Dan-ann is clann-a maith mi-leadh; an
Rath, na bhfear-ann, na gcar-n, gcoill-te, na

Ta le seal-ad d'a cas adh a-ris ort, ag
'se do mharbh a's do lag-aig do chroidhe 'nnat do
Ceol binn le rann-aibh da spreag-adh ar phiop-a 's ar
Te nar thaith-ig i, geall-aim om chroidhe dhuit, ar
mbeann, na n-abhan ag-us ealt-ain na craoibh-e, 's ni

Conn-radh ac-fuinn-each neart-mhar na gaoidhil-ge,
Chlann ag labh-airt i dteang-ain do naimh-de
Chlair-seach leath-an 'bhi seal-ad ad righ-bhrog.
Stair na sean-a so labh-airt nar chuibhe dho
Thuig-feadh sas-an-ach dad-amh d'a mbinn ghuth

Curfa:
Rai-thi-neach a bhean bheag, a bhean bheag, a bhean bheag,
Rai-thi-neach a bhean bheag, teang-a na gaoidhil-ge,
Rai-thi-neach a bhean bheag, a bhean bheag, a bhean bheag,
Rai-thi-neach a bhean bheag, cas-fi-mid a-ris i.

Áine, this is a transcription from the old Gaelic of Ceol ar Sinsear. Please excuse any errors , since the text was very difficult to read. -- Donal


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