Aodh Ciallaigh - Hugh Kelly

Kelly Family Crest
Kelly Family Crest

This piece was composed for Hugh Kelly of Ballyforan, which is on the River Such about ten miles due east of Mount Bellew on the main road to Athlone (parish of Taghboy and barony of Athlone). This Hugh Kelly is probably the son of Hugh Kelley of Ballyforan (born 1656, died 1689). ... O'Sullivan.

1. Béarfad cuairt go Béal Atha Feórain,
Mar a bhfuil an t-uasal saoitheamhail módhmhar;
Níl aon neach beó a ghlacadh a chomhairle
Nach mbíodh go claoidhte briste leóntá

2. deireadh siad annsin, 'Atámoid millte.
Is leis an phunch a dalladh ar n-inntinn!
What the sorrow, a Aodh Uí Cheallaigh,
Léigim leat san ól é!'

3. An tráth bhíos cách air stárrtha meisge
Ann gach áit a dtarrlaigheann sé
Labhrann sé don bhéarla chisde,
'What do you mean, Sirs, stay together,

4. Drink about both stout and clever,
Pass the bumpers now or never,

Lion do phíopa 's ól do chupán,
Óir is amhlaidh sin is cóir é!'

Song Notations

Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan vol 1 pg. Celtic Music Edition 1983.

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
For phonetics consult the pocket dictionary Fóclóir Póca
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