Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh – Liam O Maonlai

Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh - Liam O Maonlai



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Highland Sessions:
Liam O Maonlai – vocals and whistle
Kathleen MacInnes – harmony vocals
Allan Henderson – fiddle
Steve Cooney – guitar
Allan MacDonald – jew’s harp
Jim Sutherland – drum-box and bodhran
Neil Johnstone – cello

38 thoughts on “Sadhbh Ni Bhruinneallaigh – Liam O Maonlai”

  1. Ní iarrfainn bó spré le Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Ach Baile Inis Gé is cead éalú ar choinníní.
    Óra a Shadhbh, a Shadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    A chuisle is a stóirín, éalaigh is imigh liom.

    Máistir báid mhóir mé
    a' gabháil ród na Gaillimhe,
    D'fhliuchfainn naoi bhfód
    is ní thóigfinn aon fharraige.
    Óra a Shadhbh, a Shadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Tabhair dom do lámhín, éalaigh is imigh liom.

    Máistir báid mhóir go deo ní ghlacfad,
    Nuair a fhaigheann siad an chóir 'sé
    is dóichí nach bhfanann siad.
    Óra a Shadhbh, a Shadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Tabhair dom do lámhín, éalaigh is imigh liom.

    Níl falach i gcabhail ar Shadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Ach seanchóitín donn
    gan cabhail gan muinchille.
    Óra a Shadhbh, a Shadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Tabhair dom do lámhín, éalaigh is imigh liom.

    Fear maith i mbád mé togha fear iomraimh,
    Fear sluaisid' is láí ar dhá cheann an iomaire.
    Óra a Shadhbh, a Shadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    A chuisle is a stóirín, éalaigh is imigh liom!

  2. amazing!! It makes me want to go back to Ireland and take refuge in a smalltown pub after being lost for hours (something that happened at least every other day when I was there… lol) Has anyone heard Eabha's (from Celtic Woman) version of this? She's a Sean Nós trained vocalist, and you can totally tell in her rendition, accompanied by incredibly skilled musicians like Ray Fean and others.

  3. Translation

    I would ask no dowry for Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    but the village of Inis Gé and a permit to hunt rabbits.
    Óra, Sadhbh, Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    My heart's beloved, elope and leave with me.
    I'm the master of a húicéir
    on the way to Galway,
    I'd wet nine sods of turf
    but would not take any water in.
    Óra, Sadhbh, Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Give me your wee hand,  elope and leave with me.
    The master of a hooker I'd never accept,
    when the wind is favourable
    they are not inclined to stay.
    Óra, Sadhbh, Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Give me your wee hand,  elope and leave with me.
    Sadhbh is not wearing a stitch on her body,
    except an old brown coat
    without bodice or sleeve.
    Óra, Sadhbh, Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    Give me your wee hand,  elope and leave with me.
    I'm a good boatman, a fine oarsman,
    skillful with shovel or loy on either end of the ridge.
    Óra, Sadhbh, Sadhbh Ní Bhruinnealla,
    My heart's beloved, elope and leave with me.

  4. Beautiful song sung like here like only really Liam O Maonlai could do with some beautiful musical accompaniment on a variety of instruments, a nice listen indeed…,

  5. Can anyone explain to me the meaning of the line:
    "D'fhliuchfainn naoi bhfód is ní thóigfinn aon fharraige"?
    What does it mean to "wet nine sods of turf and not take on any sea water"?
    Go raibh MILE maith agat in advance!

  6. Mar, tá súil agam go gcloiseann tú an dóigh a gceolann sé an t-amhrán seo lá éigin mar má tá a shárú le fáil ba bhrea liom é a chlos!

  7. Caithfidh mé a rá gur iontach an t-amhrán seo agus rinne Liam togha job air. Na laethannta seo agus farraigí móra ag bagairt ar an chósta thiar tá súil agam go rachaidh an máistir báid mhóir abhaile slán. Gura maith agat as an video a roinnt linn.

  8. Here's the music for the jig he plays at the end.

    You can find the sheet music on the Tunepal website. It's called 'Will you Come Home with Me' and it's the jig, not the double jig.

    X:1220
    T:Will You Come Home With Me?
    M:6/8
    L:1/8
    R:jig
    K:Gmaj
    dge fdc|BdB cAF|~G3 AcA|~G3 ABc|
    dge fdc|BdB cAF|~G3 AcA|~G3 GBc:|
    |:d2B c2A|BdB cAF|~G3 AcA|~G3 ABc|
    d2B c2A|BdB cAF|~G3 AcA|GAG GBc:|

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