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Lyr Req: A' Challuinn (New Year's Day)

GUEST,Marian 18 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 18 Jun 09 - 09:18 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 18 Jun 09 - 09:24 PM
GUEST,Marian 18 Jun 09 - 09:29 PM
GUEST,Ron Standley 18 Dec 10 - 03:29 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: A' Challuinn (New Year's Day)
From: GUEST,Marian
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 03:17 PM

Could someone help me out with the lyrics to the traditional Scottish Gaelic New Year's song "A' Challuinn"?

I know two recorded versions of it, one by 'A girl with her friends' on the Smithsonian Folkways album SONGS FROM CAPE BRETON ISLAND (1955) and the other by Heather, Cookie, and Raylene Rankin on their Christmas album DO YOU HEAR... (1998).

The Rankin CD is out of print, however, and I only have the Smithsonian Folkways version as an .mp3 download from eMusic, so if the lyrics were printed in the liner notes for either album, I unfortunately do not have access to them.

Thank you in advance for your help!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A' Challuinn (New Year's Day)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 09:18 PM

I think one version of it is in the Helen Creighton book, Gaelic Songs of Nova Scotia. Will look for my copy of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A' Challuinn (New Year's Day)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 09:24 PM

I just checked my Gaelic Songs index and it's on page 204. So, I'll try to type it up when I get the book out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A' Challuinn (New Year's Day)
From: GUEST,Marian
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 09:29 PM

Thank you George! Much appreciated!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A' Challuinn (New Year's Day)
From: GUEST,Ron Standley
Date: 18 Dec 10 - 03:29 PM

Fonn:
'Se Gillean mo ruin a thogadh mo shunnd
'Se seo a bhliadhn uir thug solas duinn
'Se Gillean mo ruin a thogadh mo shunnd

An am dol a chadal air m'uilinn san leabaidh
Gun cuala mi chaluinn 's gun d'chord i ruim
Fonn
Chualas an duan am briathran nam buadh
Thoir botal a nuas 'san toisich sinn
Fonn

Se gillian mo ghraidh a thainig o'n bhlar
Le'n cotaichean sgarlaid 's boiheadh iad
Fonn

'Se gillean mo chridhe a seinneadh an fhidheall
Bo mhiann le clann nighean bhi comhla riu
Fonn

'S i fidheal nan teud a sheinneadh gu reidh
'S gun cuireadh i cead an ordugh dhuinn
Fonn

'S aighearrach mi o'n rinneadh an t-sith
'S mo bheannach do'n Righ thug forladh dhuibh
Fonn

'Se gillean mo ruin a thogadh mo shunnd
'Se gillean mo ruin a thogadh mo shunnd
'Se gillean mo ruin a thogadh mo shunnd
'Se gillean mo ruin a thogadh mo shunnd

[from the liner notes of the Rankin sisters 'Do You Hear... CD]
[I'm not able to replicate all the special punctuation marks - yet]


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