The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115570   Message #2475935
Posted By: Thompson
25-Oct-08 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mollai Na Gcuach Ni Chuilleanain
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mollai Na Gcuach Ni Chuilleanain
English (fairly literal):

Drunk I will go no longer
A drop of ale forever I will not taste
Since I lost my little young girl,
Hooded Molly Ni Chuilleanáin (Molly Thornton)

(Chorus) She's far from me, far, far
She's far from me since she went
She's far from me above and below
Hooded Molly Ní Chuilleanáin

I'll make a house on the height
And I'll have four speckled white cows
And I won't let anyone take care of them
But nice white Molly Ní Chuilleanáin

(Chorus)

If I was in danger of death
And the people saying I wouldn't come out of it
They would never make my grave
Until the coming of fair Molly Ní Chuilleanáin

(Chorus)

I was one day in a wood
In the light of the flighty woman
She would bring a zombie to life
Or make a young lad of an old person

(Chorus twice)