I am posting this AGAIN for two reasons:

1. I am currently listening to it on my computer. I am in a Celtic Music Mood today.
2. I love this song and can sing it Alto like the woman from Clannad does it. Altan also sings a Soprano version. I like THIS one better.

Just FYI: My heritage is Irish…a wee bit-o-French…Black and Powhatan Indian. ITRULY embrace all of my heritage in MANY aspects of my life.

I wish I was on yonder hill
‘Tis there I’d sit and cry my fill,
And every tear would turn a mill,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

Chorus (in phonetic Gaelic)
Shule, shule, shule aroon,
Shule go succir agus, shule go kewn,
Shule go dheen durrus oggus aylig lume,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.

I’ll sell my rock, I’ll sell my reel,
I’ll sell my only spinning wheel,
To buy my love a sword of steel
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.


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,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.


I wish, I wish, I wish in vain,
I wish I had my heart again,
And vainly think I’d not complain,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.


But now my love has gone to France,
To try his fortune to advance;
If he e’er come back, ’tis but a chance,
Iss guh day thoo avorneen slawn.


English Translation of Chorus

Provided by Lindsay Labanca

Come, come, come, O love,
Quickly come to me, softly move;
Come to the door, and away we’ll flee,
And safe for aye may my darling be!

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1 Comment on Siuil a Run: Come My Love

  1. castlelady says:

    I love Celtic music, Irish folk music, and of course Irish Step Dance music. It’s strange that you mentioned Clannad. “Harry’s Game” was on my mind all day long.

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