BRIDÍN BHÉASACH (Ladylike Bridget). Irish, Slow Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning. One part. The song relates the bitterness of the protagonist regarding the institution of marriage.
Mo chrach is mo chrá mór nach fíon an t-uisce,
Nach arán plúir bun na ngiolcach,
Nach coinnle geala barr an bhiolair,
Mar bhíos mo ghrása ag teacht is ag imeacht.
It's my sorrow and my torment that the water is not wine, that the root of the
reeds is not floury bread, that the top ofthe watercress is not bright candles,
in the place where my love comes and goes. [Mudcat, DK, 21/12/06]
Printed source: Ó Canainn (Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland), 1995; No. 111, p. 94.
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