Cailin Gaelach, An (The Irish Girl)
DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. The singer thinks of how nice it would be to have an Irish girl by his side. One morning, herding his cows, he sees a vision of a woman. He will care for the herds well because young women marry when they see a well cared for herd.
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (OBoyle)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage marriage farming nonballad animal
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OBoyle 7, "Cailin Gaelach" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: O Boyle does not translate the text. There is a text on DruidStone site in Gaelic with English translation. The description follows that translation. O Boyle's conclusion that "men marry for the sake of cattle" disagrees with that translation. - BS
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