Frank Corcoran

irish composer

ANONYMOUS NATURE IRISH LYRICS ca. 1200 A.D.

Do badussa uair Once I had indeed
Fa folta buide chas Fine blonde hair
Is nach fuil trem chenn Now all my head has
Acht finnfad gerr glas Is short gray hair.

Robad luimne lem i would by far have
Folt ar dath an fiaich Have the raven’s colour
Do thoidecht trem chenn On my poor head
Na finnfad gerr liath Instead of short gray stubble

Suirge ni dluig dain Flirts I cannot abide
Oir ni mellaim mna Since I don’t attract women
M’fholt im nocht is liath Mi mane is gray tonight
Ni bia mar do ba I shall not be as I once was….

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