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Thread #113338   Message #2409429
Posted By: GUEST,David Ingerson
09-Aug-08 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
Thanks, Guest, for wanting to help. The Irish actually means "Rise up (or get up), Siuir." I'm not familiar with the name Siuir and it's not in my book of Irish names. There is the River Suir, but that seems to be a different name. (It's also way in the south. I'm guessing this song is from the north, considering it's source.)

The (vinyl) record jacket indicates that the words and translations are to be "found on the inner sleeve," which is missing from my copy. If anyone has that record, I'd love to get a copy of the inner sleeve.

According to the jacket, "The song is an invitation from a shepherd to his true love to elope with him. No mention is made of the outcome." It indicates that the source is Neilli Ni Dhomhnaill. Is that Michael's (and Triona's) mother?

Thanks for any help.