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bilby commented on the word seán Ó duibhir an ghleanna
I found an even more lyrical translation at gaeltale.com:
The fox ran alofter and alofter
Der Huntsmen mit Firesticks unsuccessfully offed her.
A fizgig by the circumbendibus
Sobbed, and gestured lewdly with her minimus.
February 28, 2009
sionnach commented on the word seán Ó duibhir an ghleanna
bilby said -
"My, what a large Ó you have."
but nowhere as large as your big leathery EARS.
chained_bear commented on the word seán Ó duibhir an ghleanna
Mudcat!! :) *weejies*
I'm so impressed. Also by the size of your Ó.
rolig commented on the word seán Ó duibhir an ghleanna
More lyrical, I think, only in its easy rhyme and dull meter; your first translation is much more moving and vivid.
My, what a large Ó you have.
An Irish song whose title means "John O' Dwyer of the Glen" and which contains the immortal lines:
... an sionnach rua ar an gcarraig,
Míle liú ag marcaigh,
Is bean go dúbhach sa bhealach,
Ag áireamh a cuid gé...
... the red fox on the rock,
a thousand yells from riders,
and a woman in the wayside,
mournfully counting her geese ...
* fastidiously brushing feathers from around snout *
Noting that I found a more lyrical translation online:
The fox runs higher and higher
Huntsmen shouting nigh her
A maiden lying by her fowl
Left wounded in his gore.
February 27, 2009
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