buachaill on eirne lyrics – clannad

buachaill o/n e/ireann me/’s bhe/as faoi fe/in caili/n deas o/g,
ni/ iarr fain bo/ spre/ le/ithe ta/ me/ fe/in saibhir go leor,
‘s liom corcaigh ‘a/ mhe/id e/ dha/ thaobh a ghleanna ‘s tir roghain,
‘s mur na thiai/ me/ n’ t-oidhr’ ar chonthae mhaigeo.
buachaileacht bo/, mo leo, nar chleacht mise ariamh,
ach ag imirt ‘s ag ‘ol ‘le ho/gmhna/ deasa fa/ shliabh,
ma/ chaill me/ mo sto/r ni/ do/’ gur chaill me/ mo chiall,
a’s ni/ mo/ liom do pho/g na/ ‘n bhro/g ata/ ‘n caitheamh le bliain.
a chuisle ‘s a sto/r na/ po/s an sean duine liath,
ach po/s a’ fein o/g, mo leo, muir’ maine se/ ach bliain,
no/ beidh tu/ go fo/oill gan o/ no/ mac os da chionn,
a shilleadh an deor tra/thno/na no/ ‘n maidin go trom.
english translation
i am a boy from ireland and i’d coax a nice young girl,
i wouldn’t ask for a dowry with her, i’m rich enough myself,
i own cork, big as it is both sides of the glen and tyrone,
and if i don’t change my ways i’ll be the heir for county mayo.
cow herding, my leo, i did not never practice,
but playing and drinking with new young women by the mountain.
if i lost my wealth and i don’t think i lost my sense,
and your kiss is no more to me than a show worn for a year.
my love and treasure, don’t marry the old grey man,
but marry a young man, my leo, even though he lives but a year,
or you’ll still be without a daughter or son above you,
crying in the afternoon or in the morning hard.
by: traditional
from: “magical ring”

/ clannad lyrics