"An Cailín Deas Óg" as written by Dermot Thomas Byrne, Ciaran Curran, Mark Kelly, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh, Ciaran Tourish and Donal Lunny....
An cailín deas óg a bhfuil mé ar a tóir
Mo chreach mhaidne brón ní castar liom í
Tráth théim go tigh an óil, chuig damhsa, nó spórt
Ach leanfad sa ród í ar uair an mheán oích'

Chorus:
Mar is tusa an fear óg a shiúlfas go leor
Faigh domhsa seod a bheas agam mar mhnaoi
Ná santaigh go deo maoin chaorach nó bó
Ach inseoidh mé an nós duit ina dtógfaidh tú í

Bíodh sí lách óg gan mhairg gan ghruaim
Stuama go leor ar gach uile sheort ní
Tuicsneach ró-dheas gan an iomarca bróid
Siúd í mo stóirín da mbéadh sí gan pingin

(Chorus)

Bíodh sí gan smál i gclú is i gcáil
Glan ina croí agus séimh ina méin
Gan gangaid nó gráin i mbriathra a béil
Is aoibh ar a h-éadan ó mhaidin go h-oích'

(Chorus)

Ach inseoidh mé an nós duit ina dtógfaidh tú í


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    General CommentHere's a rough translation from the Gaelic:

    This pretty young maid I seek far and wide
    My heartache each morn with her I don't meet
    When I go to the bar, the dance hall or fete
    But I'd follow her trail in the dead of the night

    Chorus:
    Now you're the young man that travels afar
    Find me a gem I can have as my wife
    Never yearn or pine for flocks or for kine
    And I'll conjure plan that will charm her life

    Have her youthful and fair with no worry or care
    Patient and wise in affairs of all kind
    Modest and mild, without too much pride
    That is my love if she hadn't a dime

    (Chorus)

    Let no blemish or shame be attached to her name
    Honest in heart and gentle in mien
    No hatred or vice to be heard in her voice
    But cheerful and smiling from morning 'til night

    (Chorus)

    And I'll charm her life
    fhuasgladhon June 06, 2006   Link

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