Síle I brought you a dress
I found on the side of the road
and though I know you're deservin' of the best
it's all I could be bringin' ya on my own
and Síle this dark and flowered dress
I washed it out by hand till the flowers shone
reminding me of how you stand out from the rest
your smiling eyes in these darkened days we've known

(chorus:)
chuir sí uirthi é (she put it on)
chuir sí uirthi é (she put it on)
an gúna dubh 's bláthanna (the dark and flowered dress)
chuir sí uirthi é (she put it on)

Síle you're young and in your prime
and me my hair's already turnin' gray
and oh how the tongues will go clickety-clack in time
how the dogs will bark when the caravan's on its way
and Síle in spite of all of this
in the mist behind of Jimmy Long's house
my memory does linger long on a kiss
till this moon ran away behind the clouds

(repeat chorus)

Síle not to frighten you away
but there are crosses by the side of the road
where many a traveler has met up with his fate
and mine will be no different I know
and Síle a traveler you would be
if this dark and flowered dress you would wear
but though your heart be broken, though the priests turn you away
I could love you well if you would only dare

(repeat chorus)


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Síle Na Gcíoch (sheila) song meanings
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