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Thread #8189   Message #2395972
Posted By: Bryn Pugh
23-Jul-08 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kishmules Galley? / Kishmul's Galley
Subject: RE: factory girls and Kishmules Galley lost lyric
Here it is as I learned it (in English !) from a native Gaelic speaker at a Pan-Celtic, many years ago :

High upon the Benachie (Beinn a Chie ?)
On a day of days
Seawards I gazed, watching Keishmul's galley sailing
Ohee, Oh Hoo - oh

Bravely homewards she battles 'gainst wind and tide.
No moors nor ropes, anchor cable tackle has she.

Now at last 'gainst wind and tide they've brought her to
Neath Keishmul's walls - Keishmul's castle, our ancient glory.

Here there's wine and feast for heroes ; sweet harping too
O hee O hoo
Sweet harping too, O hee oh.