Beidh Aonach Amárach

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I have heard this song with different melodies and some very creative arrangements.  Cathy Ryan does her version with English bits.  Altan does a version with a completely different melody.  I've always loved this song.  Years ago, I was thrilled to find it written out for a beginner Irish language learner.  I have since performed this song with bodhran player, Jeff Moore and completely a cappella many many times.  I added my octave mandolin, some creative chords and rhythms and twisted the melody to suit me.  I hope you like it!


Beidh aonach amárach i gContae an Chláir,  Cén mhaith dom é, ní bheidh mé ann!   

Curfá:  A mháthairín, a’ ligfidh tú chun aonaigh mé?  A mhuirnín ó, ná héiligh é! 

Níl tú a deich ná a haon déag fós.  Nuair a bheas tú trí déag beidh tú mór.

Táimse i ngrá le gréasaí bróg,  Mur’ bhfaigh’ me é ní bheidh mé beo!   

B’fhearr liom féin mo ghréasaí bróg,  Ná oif’geach airm le lásaí óir!


There is a fair tomorrow in County Clair.  What good is it, I won't be there!

Chorus:  Mother, will you let me go alone?  Darling, don't complain about it.

You're not ten or eleven yet.  When you're thirteen, you will be big enough.

I’m in love with a shoemaker.  If I can’t have him, I won’t live.

I prefer my shoemaker To an army captain with gold laces.


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