Puirt a bheal

I learnt this set of puirt-à-beul from Christine Primrose in the Gaelic Song class at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye in 2008.

Amadan gòrach gòrach

Amadan gòrach gòrach, amadan gòrach saighdear
Amadan gòrach gòrach, chunna mi 'g òl a-raoir thu
(x2)

Chunna mi gabhail an rathaid thu
Le d' uile ball airm a' stroighlich
Thu gearan an rathad a bhith garbh
ach, a bhalaich 's ann bha e ro' aimhleathan
(x2)

A recording of this song:

Tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh

Tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh, tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh
Tha Fionnlagh 's Màiri a' ràcadh na h-innearach
(x2)

Tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh, tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh
Tha Fionnlagh leis a' bhriogais odhar a' cur fodha na h-innearach
(x2)

Thèid Màiri a mharbhadh a mharbhadh a mharbhadh
Thèid Màiri a mharbhadh fon an eallach arbhair
(x2)

Tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh, tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh
Tha Fionnlagh leis a' bhriogais odhar a' cur fodha na h-innearach
(x2)

Thèid Màiri a mharbhadh a mharbhadh a mharbhadh
Thèid Màiri a mharbhadh fon an eallach arbhair
(x2)

Tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh, tha Fionnlagh ag innearadh
Tha Fionnlagh leis a' bhriogais odhar a' cur fodha na h-innearach
(x2)

A recording of this song (as part of a different set):

Chuirinn air a' phìob e

Chuirinn air a' phìob air a' phìob air a' phìob e
Chuirinn air a' phìob e mu sheann Dòmhnall Dùghlas
(x2)

Chuirinn air an fhidhil air an fhidhil air an fhidhil e
Chuirinn air an fhidhil e 's a rithist air an trumb e
(x2)

Hear a recording of these songs made at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 2008

Translation

Silly silly fool

Silly silly fool, silly fool of a soldier
Silly silly fool, I saw you drinking last night

I saw you walking the road
with all your army gear clattering
complaining that the road was rough
but, my lad, it was too narrow!

Finlay is spreading manure

Finlay is spreading manure, Finlay is spreading manure
Finlay and Mairi are raking the manure

Finlay is spreading manure, Finlay is spreading manure
Finlay with his drab trousers is putting the manure under him

Mairi will get killed get killed get killed
Mairi will get killed under the burden of straw!

I would put it on the pipes

I would put it on the pipes on the pipes on the pipes
I would put it on the pipes about old Donald Douglas

I would put it on the fiddle on the fiddle on the fiddle
I would put it on the fiddle and again on the jew's harp


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