Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2012!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Even though I’m not Irish this time around, I still like to observe St. Patrick’s Day. And as is traditional for me on the blog, here is an Irish song. This rendition of Óró, Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile is from a 2002 live performance of traditional songs by Sinéad O’Connor. I really like her version of it. If you’ve seen The Wind That Shakes the Barley, it’s sung by the characters.

Óró, Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile
(Text by Patrick Pearse)

Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile,
Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile,
Óró, sé do bheatha ‘bhaile
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh

‘Sé do bheatha, a bhean ba léanmhar,
Do b’ é ár gcreach tú bheith i ngéibheann,
Do dhúiche bhreá i seilbh méirleach,
Is tú díolta leis na Gallaibh

CHORUS

Tá Gráinne Mhaol ag teacht thar sáile,
Óglaigh armtha léi mar gharda,
Gaeil iad féin is ní Gaill ná Spáinnigh,
Is cuirfidh siad ruaig ar Ghallaibh

CHORUS

A bhuí le Rí na bhFeart go bhfeiceam,
Mura mbeam beo ina dhiaidh ach seachtain,
Gráinne Mhaol agus míle gaiscíoch,
Ag fógairt fáin ar Ghallaibh

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