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Posted By: GUEST,these are the Siuil a Run lyrics. Good Luck
20-Oct-06 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: An Paistin Fionn: English words?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Paistin Fionn: English words?
I wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill,
And every tear would turn a mill,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

Chorus (in phonetic Gaelic)
Shule, shule, shule aroon,
Shule go succir agus, shule go kewn,
Shule go durrus oggus aylig lume,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel,
I'll sell my only spinning wheel,
To buy my love a sword of steel
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

Chorus

I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red,
And 'round the world I'll beg my bread,
Until my parents shall wish me dead,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

Chorus

I wish, I wish, I wish in vain,
I wish I had my heart again,
And vainly think I'd not complain,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

Chorus

But now my love has gone to France,
To try his fortune to advance;
If he e'er come back, 'tis but a chance,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

Chorus

Translation
Provided by Lindsay Labanca
Chorus:
Come, come, come, O love,
Quickly come to me, softly move;
Come to the door, and away we'll flee,
And safe for aye may my darling be!
ATTENTION! As Philippa pointed out above, there are already lots of other threads tracing the complicated history and many variants of SIÚL A RÚIN, or SHULE AROON (however you spell it), or JOHNNY'S GONE FOR A SOLDIER, etc. Please don't duplicate that information here. If you want to discuss one of those songs, please go to this thread: Lyr Req: Suil a Ruin or to one of the threads listed at the top of that one. Let's keep this thread devoted to AN PAISTIN FIONN. It's much neater that way.
--One of the JoeClones, 22-Oct-06.