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Thread #7267   Message #43698
Posted By: Alice
30-Oct-98 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Christ Child Lullaby (Boys of the Lough)
Subject: Lyr Add: TALADH CHRIOSTA (in English)
Well, on with my own searching. I did also find this website:

About Ann(e) Boleyn (1507?-1536) & Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1533-1603, patroness)

with these notes

"Of special mention on this recording is an anonymous Marian lullaby, sung in Gaelic, without accompaniment, by Mhairi Lawson:

Taladh Chriosta
(English translation)

My love, my dear my darling thou,
my treasure new, my gladness thou,
my comely, beauteous baby son thou,
unworthy I to tend thee.

O dear the eye that softly looks,
o dear the heart that fondly loves,
thou but a tender babe thou art,
the graces all grow up with thee.

Hosanna to the Son of David,
my King, my lord, my Savior!
Great my joy to be song-lulling thee,
blessed among the women I."

These lyrics may be closer to what my friend is looking for. Anyone know the Scots Gaelic version?