(Mo bhronar an Bhfarraige=Curse on the sea)Translation: David Marcus and Douglas Hyde
Music: Seàn Tyrrell
My curse on the sea it has torn us apart
Keeps me away from the love of my heart
I'm left in this town all alone with my sorrow
And no sight of her face today or tomorrow.
I wish I was with my darling one fair
In the province of Leinster or wild County Clare
I wish I was with the one I love best
On the deck of a ship sailing of to the west.
Abandoned and forsaken to grief and to care
Will the sea ever waken relief from despair
Were I with my love though heart bitter bound
On the deck of a ship for America bound.
A bed of twigs was my bed last night
But I cast them away when the dawn was bright
With my loved one beside me how happy we'd rest
My mouth to her mouth her breast to my breast.
Sung by Seàn Tyrrell on «Cry of a dreamer» (1995)