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Posted By: keberoxu
12-Jul-16 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: She didn't dance, dance, dance /Cucanandy
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: She didn't dance, dance, dance /Cucanandy
From "Irish Women's Writing and Traditions," Vol. IV, the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing.
editor: there are eight names, all women, beginning with Angela Bourke
publisher: New York: NYU Press, © 2002

section titled "Oral Traditions", edited by Angela Bourke
chapter: "The Song Tradition", edited by Ríonach Uí Ógáin and Tom Munnelly
page 1354: collected from Elizabeth "Bess" Cronin

CUC-A-NEAINDÍ

Hups, a Sheáin, a bhráthair, fuair do mháthair bás
Ó, ní bhfuair, ní bhfuair do chuaigh sí suas an tsráid
Hups, a Sheáin, a bhráthair, fuair do mháthair bás
Ó, ní bhfuair in aon chor, chuaigh sí suas an tsráid

Cuc-a-neandí-neandí, cuc-a-neandí-ó
Cuc-a-neandí-neandí, cuc-a-neandí-ó
Cuc-a-neandí-neandí, cuc-a-neandí-ó
Portín Sheáin an tsíoda is iníon Philib an cheoil

[the above must be Jean Ritchie's mystery-line that she spelled phonetically]

He didn't dance, dance, and he didn't dance today,
He didn't dance, dance, no, nor yesterday
He didn't dance, dance, no, nor yesterday

Throw him up, up, throw him up high
Throw him up, up, and he'll come down by and by
Throw him up, up, and he'll come down by and by

Throw him over, over, throw him over sea
Throw him over, over, he'll be here today
Throw him over, over, throw him over sea
Throw him over, over, he'll be here for tea

Didil í aigh, dí aigh dí, didil í aigh dí am
Didil í aigh dí, aigh dí, aigh dí aigh dí am   
Dó dil í dil í dil, dó dí aigh dí am
Didil í aigh dil amh dil, damh dí aigh dí am

From BBC Recording 1947, IFC/FMS 710A, according to notes by editor Ríonach Uí Ógáin