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Thread #57991   Message #915227
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
21-Mar-03 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog
From the same source as above, English translation done by 'Llew Tegid': (first and last verse and first lines of intervening!)

1, What a grand old tree, Oh fine tree.
The tree on the hill, the hill in the valley,
The valley by the sea.
Fine and fair was the hill where the old tree grew.

2, From the tree came a bough, Oh fine bough !

3, On the bough came a nest, Oh fine nest !

4, From the nest came an egg, Oh fine egg !

5, From the egg came a bird, Oh fine bird !

6, On the bird came feathers, Oh fone feathers !

7, From the feathers came a bed, Oh fine bed !
The bed from the feathers, the feathers on the bird,
The bird from the egg, The egg from the nest,
The nest on the bough, The bough on the tree,
The tree on the hill, the hill in the valley,
And the valley by the sea.
Fine and fair was the hill where the old tree grew.

Nigel