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Sileas puirt a beul

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3 Traditional puirt a beul from the Sleas album "Beating Harps" see http://www.siliconglen.com/culture/puirtabeul.html for information on puirt.

Sileas don't have a home page but can be reached
via the Poozies page at
http://www.karentweed.dk/poozies.html

(1)
Tha bann' aig na caoraich uile (x3) All the sheep have milk
'S galan aig a' chaora chruim And the one with the
crooked horn has a gallon
Ubh oirr' cho mr ri gamhain She has an udder as big as
a milk cow's
'S e cho sleamhain ris an m And it's as slippery as butter

(2)
Sheatadh cailleach The old woman would set
ruilleadh cailleach The old woman would reel
Sheatadh cailleach ris a' bhalg The old woman would set
to the bag
Sheatadh cailleach Uileam Bhuidhe Yellow haired William's
old woman would set
ris a bhuidheann a bh'air falbh to the company that had gone

Ruilleadh cailleach nan cailleach The old woman of the old women
would reel
ri cailleach bhaile nan cailleach to the old woman of the town
of old women
'S gu seatadh a chailleach Hearach and the old woman of Harris
would set
ris a chaillich a bh'air falbh to the old woman who had gone

Ruilleadh cailleach Iain Bhuidhe Yellow haired John's old woman
would reel
Ris a chailleach a bh'aig Uileam to William's old woman
'S nuair a thug Anna dhith and when Anna took off her mutch
an curachd
B'fheadar a dh'Iain Curraidh falbh John Curry had to go away

(3)
Thoir a nall Ailean thugam, Bring Allan over to me,
Ailean thugam, Ailean thugam to me, to me
Thoir a nall Ailean thugam Bring Allan over to me,
seatadh e'n t-urlar he would set the floor

Cha teid Fionnlagh a dh'Eige Finlay won't go to Eigg
Ged nach psda e feasda although he's not married yet
Cha teid Fionnladh a dh'Eige Finlay won't go to Eigg
Dh'Eige cha teid Fionnlagh To Eigg Finlay won't go

Ceann ruadh air a nighean The girl has red hair
Buidhe ruadh air a nighean The girl has yellow-red hair
Ceann ruadh air a nighean The girl has red hair
Mar a bh'air a mthair Just like her mother


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