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Beidh Aonach Amárach - There's a Fair Tomorrow

County Fair

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This is a popular children's song often sung at Irish language weekends. It has been recorded by the Cassidys on their album "Singing from Memory." and it is also found on the album "The Best of Altan". I could not find the instrumental midi music for this anywhere, After years of looking I found a man happy to oblige and he recorded the midi music you are listening to.

1. Beidh aonach amárach i gContae an Chláir.
Beidh aonach amárach i gContae an Chláir.
Beidh aonach amárach i gContae an Chláir.
Cé mhaith dom é, ní bheidh mé ann.

Curfá:
A mháithrín, an ligfidh tú chun aonaigh mé?
A mháithrín, an ligfidh tú chun aonaigh mé?
A mháithrín, an ligfidh tú chun aonaigh mé?
A mhuirnín ó ná héiligh é.

2. Níl tú a deich nó a haon déag fós.
Níl tú a deich nó a haon déag fós.
Níl tú a deich nó a haon déag fós.
Nuair a bheidh tú trí déag beidh tú mór.

Curfá

3. Táim-se i ngrá le gréasaí bróg.
Táim-se i ngrá le gréasaí bróg.
Táim-se i ngrá le gréasaí bróg.
Mur' bhfaigh mé é ní bheidh mé beo.

Curfá

4. Bfhearr liom féin mo ghréasaí bróg.
Bfhearr liom féin mo ghréasaí bróg.
Bfhearr liom féin mo ghréasaí bróg.
á oifigeach airm faoi lásaí óir.

Curfá

5. Is a mháithrín an ligfidh tú chun aonaigh mé
Is a mhuirnín óg ná healaí é
Is a mháithrín an ligfidh tú chun aonaigh mé
Is a mhuirnín óg ná healaí é

Curfá

6. Beidh aonach amárach in gContae an Chláir
Beidh aonach amárach in gContae an Chláir
Beidh aonach amárach in gContae an Chláir
Cén mhaith domh é ní bheidh mé ann

Curfá

7. Tá 'níon bheag agam is tá sí óg
Tá 'níon bheag agam is tá sí óg
Tá 'níon bheag agam is tá sí óg
Is tá sí i ngrá leis an ghreasaí bróg

Curfá

8.'S iomaí bean a phós go h-óg
'S iomaí bean a phós go h-óg
'S iomaí bean a phós go h-óg
Is a mhair go socair lena greasaí bróg

Curfá

9. Níl tú ach deich nó aon deag fós
Níl tú ach deich nó aon deag fós
Níl tú ach deich nó aon deag fós
Nuair a bheas tú trí deag beidh tú mór

Curfá

10. B'fhearr liom féin mo ghreasaí bróg
B'fhearr liom féin mo ghreasaí bróg
B'fhearr liom féin mo ghreasaí bróg
N fir na n'arm faoina lascú óir

Curfá

1.There's a fair tomorrow in the County Clare.
There's a fair tomorrow in the County Clare.
There's a fair tomorrow in the County Clare.
But what's the use I won't be there.

Chorus
Oh mother, won't you let me go to the fair?
Oh mother, won't you let me go to the fair?
Oh mother, won't you let me go to the fair?
My fondest child, Oh please don't ask.

2. You're not even ten or eleven years old.
You're not even ten or eleven years old.
You're not even ten or eleven years old.
When you're thirteen I'll let you go.

Chorus

3. I'm in love with the cobbler man.
I'm in love with the cobbler man.
I'm in love with the cobbler man.
If I don't get him, I can't live on.

Chorus

4. The cobbler is the man I like the best.
The cobbler is the man I like the best.
The cobbler is the man I like the best.
I prefer him to an officer with golden braid.

Chorus

5. Oh mother, won't you let me go to the fair?
Oh mother, won't you let me go to the fair?
Oh mother, won't you let me go to the fair?
My fondest child, Oh please don't ask.

Chorus

6. There's a fair tomorrow in the County Clare
There's a fair tomorrow in the County Clare
There's a fair tomorrow in the County Clare
Why should I care, I won't be there

Chorus

7. I've a little daughter and she's very young
I've a little daughter and she's very young
I've a little daughter and she's very young
And she's in love with a cobbling man

Chorus

8. There is many a maid who married young
There is many a maid who married young
There is many a maid who married young
And lived in peace with her cobbling man

Chorus

9. You are not ten or eleven yet
You are not ten or eleven yet
You are not ten or eleven yet
When youre thirteen you'll be more mature.

Chorus

10. I'd rather have my cobbling man
I'd rather have my cobbling man
I'd rather have my cobbling man
Than an army officer with his gold bands

Chorus

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack, IrishPage.com July 2008
Found on album "The Best of Altan", 2003
Midi sequenced by Mike Lydiat
Replay background music: Beidh Aonach


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