Siúil a Rún lyrics

by Celtic Woman ft. Orla Fallon

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom

Chorus:
Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill
'Til every tear would turn a mill

I'll sell my rod, I'll sell my reel
I'll sell my only spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel

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

Chorus:

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom

Chorus:

Song Details

Goodbye My Love
Go, my love...

Writer: Traditional - early 18th century - a time when the cream of the Catholic youth of Ireland were drawn away to recruit the ranks of the Brigade. The song is also known as Shule Aroon.

Book Source: Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy by H. Halliday Sparling - Selection of Irish Songs, Lyrics, and Ballads - (1887) pp.232-233

Brief: The song is about a woman's lament towards her lover who has engaged in a military career. She says she will cry till 'every tear would turn a mill', she will 'sell her spinning wheel' to arm him, she will dye her clothes red and 'round the world - beg for bread' till he returns.

Category: Irish Folk / Brigade Ballad

Other Recording Artists: Clannad, Mary Black, Lisa Kelly, Reeltime, Leah, Sheherazade and Ice, Siobhan Owen, Saoirse, Maggie Ryan, Kokia, Sissel & The Chieftans, Enya, Anuna ...

Reference:

The chorus:
Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún	
Siúil go sochair agus siúil go ciúin	
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom	
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán
translates to:
Go, go, go, my love
Go quietly and go peacefully
Go to the door and fly with me
And may you go safely, my darling

Logo Siúil a Rún ft. Orla Fallon from the album Celtic Woman (released 1st March, 2005 )

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