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Thread #14918   Message #138552
Posted By: Bruce O.
19-Nov-99 - 08:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Sean O Duibhir an Gleanna / Sean O'Dwyer
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Sean O Duibhir an Gleanna (Sean O'Dw
Re; The Gaelic text: JIFSS and Songs of the Irish. Some spellings are slightly different, but I suspect that's simply due to moderniization of Gaelic spelling. JIFSS starts "'S ar" rather than "Ar" and 4th line starts "'Agus" rather than "'Gus". I see now that JIFSS version lacks the 4th verse of that in songs of the Irish.

Translation: JIFSS version is labeled 'Translation', is not Sigerson's, and I see now that it's not rhymed, so it is stricktly a translation, and not a song. It commences:

When I rose in the morning,
And the summer sun was shining,
I heard the huntsman's horn
And the sweet song of birds;

It also has only 3 verses.