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Thread #10984 Message #3124924
Posted By: MartinRyan
30-Mar-11 - 12:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bruach na Carraige Báine (Altan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bruach na Carraige Báine (Altan)
Hi RunRig Fan
That's a mixture of two songs you have there (see Annraoi's post earlier in the thread). Most of your ENGLISH verses are from the "macaronic" song where the Irish and English verses are sung alternately (same verse, two languages) while your IRISH verse is from the song referred to earlier as sung by the Begley family of Kerry. The verse marked translation is of that Irish verse. I've never heard that song performed in English.
Incidentally, I've never heard a single language version of the other song - it's always done in that alternating fashion, in my experience.