Lyrics

Cé hé sin amuigh
Kay hay shin anuh
A bhfuil faobhar ar a ghuth
Ah will fware err ah goh
Ag réabahd mo dhorais dhúnta?
Egg raybah muh gurish dhoonthah?
Mise Éamann a' Chnoic
Mishah Aymon ah Kunick
Atá báite fuar fliuch
Ahtaw bawte floor fluck
Ó shiorshiúl shébhte s' gleannta!
Oh heerhool shlayte iss glownthah!
A lao dhil s'a chuid
Ah lay gill sah quid
Cad a dhéanfainnse dhuit
Kedh ah yanehingsha gwith
Muna gcuirfinn ort beinn de m' ghúne
Munah gwirhing urth buying dhem goon
'S go bhfuil púdar go tiubh
Sgu will poodhur gu chuve
Dá shiorshéideadh leat
Dhaw heerhaydha lath
'S go mbeimis araon múchta
Iss gu memeesh ahrayn mookthah

Is fada mise amuigh
Iss fodha mish amuh
Faoi shneachta is faoi shioc
Fwee nockthes fwee huck
'S gan dánacht agam ar aon neach
Sgon dhawnockt ahgum err ain nock
Mo sheireach gan scor
Muh heshruck gawn scur
Mo bhranar gan chur
Muh vronur gawn cur
Is gan iad agam ar aon chor!
Iss gawn eedh ahgum err ain cur!
Nil caraid agam
Neel korah ahgum
Is danaid liom san
Iss dhunah lum sun
Do ghlacfadh mé moch na déanach
Dhu glockhug may muck naw daynock
'S go gcaithfidh mé dul
Sgu gayig may dhull
Thar farraige soir
Horr foriggah sirr
Ó is ann ná fuil aon de m' ghaoltaibh
Os oun naw fwill ain them gwalethiv

Pronounced AY-MON A KUN-ICK (Ned Of The Hill).

Edmund O'Ryan, the hero of this Gaelic song, was born in Kilnamanagh, County Tipperary, before the wars of 1690. After the defeat of James II, whom he supported, he was outlawed and his estates confiscated. In this beautiful song, which he is supposed to have written, he comes to his sweetheart's door seeking shelter and tells of the hardships he is suffering.

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