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Lyr Add: Amhran Dochais (song of hope, Irish)

Felipa 04 Apr 21 - 08:30 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Amhran Dochais (song of hope, Irish)
From: Felipa
Date: 04 Apr 21 - 08:30 PM

AMHRÁN DÓCHAIS (Osborn Bergin, 1913)

Slán go deo le brón is buairt,
Slán gan mhoill dár gcaoineadh dhuairc.
Canaim amhrán dóchais i dteanga bhinn na Fódhla,
’Gus seasaimis go beomhar os comhair an tsaoil.

Ní bheam* feasta leasc gan luail,
Cráite, cromtha, fannlag, fuar.
Neart is brí na hóige Dár dtarraingt tríd a’ gcomhlann,
Is bainfimidne an ceo seo do phór na dtréan.

Clanna Gael faoi réim gan ruaig!
Beidh siad saor is béarfaidh bua.
Leanfaimidne an lóchrann Do las ár sinsir romhainn,
Is ní heagal linn go bhfeofaidh A gcró ’nár ndiaidh.

-- set to the air ‘Mór Chluana’ collected by Patrick Weston Joyce in 1873
repeat the last 2 lines of each verse

(* "Ní bheidh mé" is the standard Irish for "I won't be)

sung here by Liam Clancy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s7TtaEQyZg

sung by Emma Ní Fhíoruisce and others https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_Fe6Qt7hwE

translation given with the second linked video:

Bye forever, sadness, sighs
Bye right now to gloomy cries
A song of hope I sing you
In Irish sweet and true
And let’s stand and sing it proudly
for all the world. X 2

No longer will I be lazy, unmoving,
Tormented, bent, weak, cold.
Strength and youthful vigour
Pulling us through this struggle
And we’ll remove this fog
For our offsprings’ strength. X2

The Gaels flourish unrouted!
They will be free and be successful.
We will follow the torch
That our ancestors lit for us
And we do not fear that their bravery
will wither after we are gone. X2


Lyric flash cards! https://quizlet.com/145740902/amhran-dochais-flash-cards/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Amhran Dochais (song of hope, Irish)
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Apr 21 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for posting, Felipa. That's a lovely tune.


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