Caidé sin do’n té sin
(It's nobody's business)

Irish

Chuaigh mé 'un aonaigh is dhíol mé mo bhó
Ar chúig phunta airgid is ar ghiní bhuí óir
Má ólaim an t-airgead 's má bhronnaim an t-ór
Ó caidé sin do’n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó?

Má théim go coill chraobhach cruinniú sméara nó cnó
'Baint úllaí de ghéaga nó 'bhuachailleacht bó
Má shíním seal uaire faoi chrann ag déanamh só
Ó caidé sin do’n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó?

Má théimse chuig airneál is rince is spórt
Chuig aonach is rásí's gach cruinniú den tsórt
Má chím daoine súgach 's má bhím súgach leo
Ó caidé sin do’n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó?

Deir daoine go bhfuil mé gan rath is gan dóigh
Gan earra gan éadáil, gan bólacht ná stór
Má tá mise sásta mo chónaí i gcró
Ó caidé sin do’n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó?

Tá aithne agam ar chailín deas cheasta is cóir
A píob mar an eala 's a leacain mar rós
Má bhíonn sí is mise un inid faoí sheol
Ó caidé sin do’n té sin nach mbaineann sin dó?
I went to the fair and I sold my cow
For five pounds in silver and a guinea in gold
Should I drink all the money and hand out the gold
It's nobody's business, let them leave me alone

I could go to the woods and pluck berries or nuts
And apples from branches, even herding the cows
Should I lie 'neath the trees for some hours in repose
It's nobody's business, let them leave me alone

I'd visit the neighbors for dancing and fun
Markets, the races, and gatherings galore
If I see merry people then merry we'll be
It's nobody's business, let them leave me alone

They say I'm a waster and down on my luck
No goods or fine clothing, no stock or no store
Should I live in a stable contented and free
It's nobody's business, let them leave me alone

I know this girl, she's kind and she's fair
Her neck like the swan and her cheek like the rose
Should we set out together for a far-distant shore
It's nobody's business, let them leave me alone