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Req: Sean-Dún na nGall (Gaelige)/My Old Donegal

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DEAR OLD DONEGAL
SHAKE HANDS WITH YOUR UNCLE MAX


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GUEST,Guest 18 Sep 09 - 08:26 PM
GUEST,Donal 19 Sep 09 - 03:09 AM
Thompson 19 Sep 09 - 04:06 AM
GUEST,Guest - 2nd request 20 Sep 09 - 08:44 PM
Joe Offer 20 Sep 09 - 08:50 PM
GUEST 23 Sep 09 - 09:06 PM
Thompson 24 Sep 09 - 03:20 AM
GUEST 16 Nov 17 - 04:35 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Gaelige Words
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 18 Sep 09 - 08:26 PM

Looking for the words in Irish and in English of a Donegal song. The first line goes " Is gra gal mo croi thu. Tir Conail a stor."

I think the title is "Sean Dun an Gall". or My old Donegal.


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Subject: Lyr Add: Sean-Dún na nGall
From: GUEST,Donal
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 03:09 AM

This is from the songbook 'Abair Amhrán' published in Belfast (undated) by Comhaltas Uladh. Sorry, no English words.

Sean-Dún na nGall

Is grá geal mo chroí thú, 'Thír Chonaill, a stór,
'Do luí mar bheadh seoid ghlas san fharraige mór,
Ó gráim thú i gcónaí go moch is go mall,
Is molfaidh mé a choích' thú, a Shean-Dún na nGall.

Níl contae in Éirinn níos deise ná thú,
Níl daoine sa domhan níos fearr cáil is clú,
Ná tá i dTír Chonaill abhus agus thall.
Ó! Bláth bán ár dtíre thú, a Shean-Dún na nGall.

Tá teanga ár sinsear á labhairt ann go fóill
Chomh milis binn blasta le hamhrán nó ceol
Na n-aingeal sna Flaithis gan smachtú gan smál,
Ó gráim go deo thú, a Shean-Dún na nGall.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaelige Words
From: Thompson
Date: 19 Sep 09 - 04:06 AM

I'll take a crack at Englishing it:

You are the bright love of my heart, darling country of Conall
Lying as would green silk on the great sea
Oh, I love you always, early and slowly
And I praise you always, ancient Donegal

There is no county in Ireland nicer than you
There are no people in the world of better fame and repute
Nor is there in the country of Conall, in whatever region
Oh, you are the white flower of the land, ancient Donegal.

The tongue of our ancesters is spoken there still
As sweet, pleasant and delicious as song or music
Or angels in Heaven without stain or fault
Oh I love you forever, ancient Donegal.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Old Donegal
From: GUEST,Guest - 2nd request
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 08:44 PM

Lyrics requested for both English and Gaelige Version.

The Gaelige has words that sound like
" Is Gra Geal Mo Croi Hu, Tir Conaill A stor".


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Subject: RE: Req: Sean-Dún na nGall (Gaelige)/My Old Donega
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Sep 09 - 08:50 PM

Hi -
I moved you over here to your original request thread, and crosslinked to other "Old Donegal" songs. I hope one of them is yours.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: Sean-Dún na nGall (Gaelige)/My Old Donegal
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 09 - 09:06 PM

Donal and Thompson,

This is the song alright.

Go raibh mile maith agaibh.


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Subject: RE: Req: Sean-Dún na nGall (Gaelige)/My Old Donegal
From: Thompson
Date: 24 Sep 09 - 03:20 AM

Oh, by the way, the words " Is Gra Geal Mo Croi Hu, Tir Conaill A stor" mean "You are the bright love of my heart, darling land of Conall". (Tir Conaill or Tirconnell is often used to mean the county of Donegal; in this song I think the writer is distinguishing between the county and its capital, the town also called Donegal.)


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Subject: RE: Req: Sean-D?n na nGall (Gaelige)/My Old Donegal
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Nov 17 - 04:35 PM

Mo Shean D?n na nGall
Written by John Clinton O'Boyce in May 1902

Is gr? geal mo chro? th?,
'Th?r Chonaill, a st?r,
'Do lu? mar bheadh seoid ghlas
san fharraige m?r,
? gr?im th? i gc?na? go moch is go mall,
Is molfaidh m? a cho?ch' th?,
a Shean-D?n na nGall

N?l contae in ?irinn
n?os deise n? th?,
N?l daoine sa domhan m?r
n?os fearr c?il is cl?,
N? t? i dT?r Chonaill abhus agus thall
.?! Bl?th b?n ?r dt?re th?, '
? shean d?n na ngall

T? teanga ?r sinnsear
Da labhairt ann go foill ;
Comh milis binn blasta
Le habhrain na ceol

Na n-aingeal 'sna flaithis,
Gan smacht? gan sm?l-
O gr?im go deo th?
A shean D?n na nGall.

I gcuir t?r' no teangtha
No creidimh t? fuil
Nach mb?onn as dT?r Conaill
A choiche ar gc?l;
Mar tiocfaidh ?r ball,
B?idh gr? ag an domhan m?r
Ar shean D?n na nGall.

Later translated to English by Carl Hardebeck in his "Gems of Melody"


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