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Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir

08 Aug 08 - 12:21 AM (#2408153)
Subject: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: GUEST,David Ingerson, on another computer

I'm looking for the words and the translation (into English) of the song Eirigh A Shiuir, sung by Michael O'Domhnaill on the album, "Portland." Any background notes would be appreciated, too.

Go raibh mile maith agat.

Cheers,

David


08 Aug 08 - 10:00 PM (#2408988)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: GUEST

Sounds like it could be a colloquial rendering into Irish of 'O, Sister' :-)


09 Aug 08 - 02:45 PM (#2409429)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: GUEST,David Ingerson

Thanks, Guest, for wanting to help. The Irish actually means "Rise up (or get up), Siuir." I'm not familiar with the name Siuir and it's not in my book of Irish names. There is the River Suir, but that seems to be a different name. (It's also way in the south. I'm guessing this song is from the north, considering it's source.)

The (vinyl) record jacket indicates that the words and translations are to be "found on the inner sleeve," which is missing from my copy. If anyone has that record, I'd love to get a copy of the inner sleeve.

According to the jacket, "The song is an invitation from a shepherd to his true love to elope with him. No mention is made of the outcome." It indicates that the source is Neilli Ni Dhomhnaill. Is that Michael's (and Triona's) mother?

Thanks for any help.

Cheers,

David


11 Aug 08 - 01:47 AM (#2410266)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: GUEST,David Ingerson

Still hoping someone will have access to these words.

David


11 Aug 08 - 01:12 PM (#2410724)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: MartinRyan

David

Neili Ní Dhomhnaill was Micheál's aunt.

Regards


11 Aug 08 - 01:19 PM (#2410733)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: MartinRyan

Incidentally, Siúr is not, to my knowledge, used as a name. While its most common meaning is "sister" (literally or as in member of a religious order), it was also used as a simple term of endearment (Ref. Dineen's dictionary).

Regards


12 Aug 08 - 03:01 AM (#2411226)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: GUEST,David Ingerson

Go raibh maith agat, a Mhartin. I should have looked in a regular dictionary. (And I have noted my spelling (case) error. Thanks.)

Other info looked for expectantly.

David


13 Aug 08 - 12:51 AM (#2412234)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: GUEST,David Ingerson

I just realized that since I actually live in Portland there might be a good chance of finding the record (with the inner sleeve) at one of the used record stores, like the Vinyl Resting Place! I'll check these next few days.

In the meantime, I'd still love to get any other information on this song.

Cheers,

David


03 Dec 15 - 06:57 AM (#3755360)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: GUEST,GByrne

You still looking for this? Think I have it somewhere...


01 Mar 21 - 02:36 PM (#4095555)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eirigh A Shiuir
From: Felipa

an unfufilled request

Here is a recording of the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L7Lqam0mN0