Do chuirfinnse féin
(I would lay my child to sleep)

Irish lullaby

Do chuirfinnse féin mo leanbh a chodlach
Is ní mar a chuirfeadh mná na mbodach
Ar shúisín buí ar urlár borraigh
Ach i gcliabhéan óir s an ghaoth á bhogadh

Seoithín seó, úlo ló
Seoithín seó, is tú mo leanbh
Seoithín seó, úlo ló


Do chuirfinnse féin mo leanbh a chodlach
Ar lá breá gréine idir dhá Nollaigh
I gcliabhán óir ar urlár socair
Nó ar bharr na gcraobh 's an ghaoth á bhogadh
I would lay my child to sleep
And not as the wives of beggars
On blanket of hay, on a rough floor
But in a golden cradle and the wind blowing

Shoheen sho, úlo ló
Shoheen sho, you're my child
Shoheen sho, úlo ló


I would lay my child to sleep
On a fine sunny day between two Christmases
In a golden cradle on a steady floor
Or on a tree top and the wind blowing