Bríd Óg Ní Mháille lyrics

by The Corrs

Irish Lyrics

Is a Bhríd Óg Ní Mháille
'S tú d'fhág mo chroí cráite
'S chuir tú arraingeacha
An bháis fríd cheartlár mo chroí
Tá na céadta fear i ngrá
Le d'éadan ciúin náireach
Is go dtug tú barr breáchtacht'
Ar Thír Oirghiall más fíor

Níl ní ar bith is áille
Ná'n ghealach os cionn a' tsáile
Ná bláth bán na n-airne
Bíos ag fás ar an draighean
Ó siúd mar bíos mo ghrá-sa
Níos trilsí le breáchtacht
Béilín meala na háilleacht'
Nach ndearna riamh claon

Is buachaill deas óg mé
'Tá triall chun mo phósta
'S ní buan i bhfad beo mé
Mura bhfaighidh mé mo mhian
A chuisle is a stóirín
Déan réidh agus bí romhamsa
Cionn deireanach den Domhnach
Ar Bhóithrín Dhroim Sliabh

Is tuirseach 's brónach
A chaithimse an Domhnach
Mo hata 'mo dhorn liom
'S mé ag osnaíl go trom
'S mé ag amharc ar na bóithre
'Mbíonn mo ghrá-sa ag gabhail ann
'S í ag fear eile pósta
Is gan í bheith liom

'S í ag fear eile pósta
Is gan í bheith liom


English Lyrics

Oh Brídget O'Malley
You have left my heart breaking
You've sent the death pangs
Of sorrow to pierce my heart sore
A hundred men are craving
For your breathtaking beauty
You're the fairest of maidens
In Oriel for sure

No spectacle is fairer
Than moonbeams on the harbour
Or the sweet scented blossoms
Of the sloe on the thorn
But my love shines much brighter
In looks and in stature
That honey-lipped beauty
Who never said wrong

I'm a handsome young fellow
Who is thinking of wedlock
But my life will be shortened
If I don't get my dear
My love and my darling
Prepare now to meet me
On next Sunday evening
On the road to Drum Slieve

'Tis sadly and lonely
I pass the time on Sunday
My head bowed in sorrow
My sights heavy with woe
As I gaze upon the byways
That my true love walks over
Now she's wed to another
And left me forlorn

Now she's wed to another
And left me forlorn

Song Details

Words & Music: Traditional

Brief: The song is about a handsome young man desperately in love with a beautiful youg woman called Bridget O'Malley. He is thinking of wedlock, along with countless other men seeking the same. He was planning to meet her the following Sunday to express his intentions but sadly he found himself alone and heartbroken as she had married another.

Category: Folk Song

Covers: Altan, Síle Ní Fhlaithearta, Deirdre Ní Fhloinn, Nightnoise, Andy M. Stewart & Manus Lunny, Craobh Rua, Michael Clarkson & Gerry Jones, Maria McCool, Melanie O'Reilly.

Album: The song is featured on the 2005 album, Home (pictured) - Track 11.

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