Siobhán ní Dhuibhir
(Susie McGuire)

Irish

D'éirigh mé ar maidin a tharraint chun aonaigh mhóir
a dhíol is a cheannacht mar a dhéanadh mo dhaoine romham.
Bhuail tart ar an bhealach mé is shuigh mise síos a dh'ól
is le Siobhán Ní Dhuibhir gur ól mise luach na mbróg.

A Shiobhán Ní Dhuibhir an miste leat mé bheith tinn?
Mo bhrón is mo mhilleadh más miste liom tú bheith i gcill.
Bróinte 's muilte bheith 'scileadh ar chúl do chinn
ach cead a bheith in Ioras go dtara síol Éacha chun cinn.

A Shiobhán Ní Dhuibhir is tú bun agus barr mo scéil.
Ar mhná na cruinne go dtug sise an báire léi
le gile le finne le maise is le dhá dtrian scéimh
is nach mise an trua Mhuire bheith ag scaradh amárach léi.

Thiar in Iorras tá searc agus grá mo chléibh,
planta an leinbh a d'eitigh mo phósadh inné.
Beir scéala uaim chuici má thus mise póg dá béal
go dtabharfainn dí tuille dá gcuirfeadh sí bólacht léi.

Beir scéala uaim chuige go dearfá nach bpósaim é
ó chuala mise gur chuir sé le bólacht mé.
Nuair nach bhfuil agamsa maoin nó mórán spré,
bíodh a rogha bean aige is beidh mise ar mo chomhairle féin.
I set out one morning for market
Buying and selling as my people did before me
I got thirsty on the way and sat down for a drink
And with Susie McGuire I drank the price of boots

Susie McGuire, do you care if I'm ill?
Sorrow and ruin be upon me if I wish you in a graveyard
My grief and troubles rain down on you
But you can stay in Iorras until the tribe of Eve comes to the fore

Susie McGuire, you're the beginning and end of my story
From the women of the world she took the prize
With brightness and fairness, goodness, and almost-perfect beauty
And I'm the sad case to be leaving her tomorrow

My true love is over in Irras
The young sweet thing that refused to marry me yesterday
Tell her from me if I give her a kiss
That I would give her more if they'd send me a dowry with her

"Tell him from me for certain I won't marry him
For I heard that he wanted me with a dowry
Since I don't have wealth nor much of a fortune
Let him have whoever he wishes and I'll be about my own business!"