Raibh tú ann? - Were you there?

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Nailing to the cross

Crucifixion is an ancient method of execution, where the condemned is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross and left to hang until dead. This form of execution was widely practiced in Ancient Rome and in neighbouring Mediterranean cultures; similar methods were invented in the Persian Empire. Crucifixion was used by the Romans until AD 337, after Christianity had been legalized in the Roman Empire in 313 and had become the religion favoured by the Emperor Constantine I, but before it became the official state religion.

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word translations and phonetics.

le Diarmaid ó Tuama.

1. Raibh tú ann nuair a céasadh Íosa Críost?
Raibh tú ann nuair a céasadh Íosa Críost?
ó-ó-ó-ó ! Cuireann an smaoineamh mé trí chéile, chéile, chéile !
Raibh tú ann nuair a céasadh Íosa Críost?

Traditional

1. Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
O-o-o-o ! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble !
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

2. Raibh tú ann nuair a crochadh é ar chrois?
Raibh tú ann nuair a crochadh é ar chrois?
ó-ó-ó-ó ! Cuireann an smaoineamh mé trí chéile, chéile, chéile !
Raibh tú ann nuair a crochadh é ar chrois?

2. Were you there when they hung him on a cross?
Were you there when they hung him on a cross?
O-o-o-o ! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble !
Were you there when they hung him on a cross?
3. Raibh tú ann nuair nár éirigh fiú an ghrian?
Raibh tú ann nuair nár éirigh fiú an ghrian?
ó-ó-ó-ó ! Cuireann an smaoineamh mé trí chéile, chéile, chéile !
Raibh tú ann nuair nár éirigh fiú an ghrian?

3. Were you there when the sun refused to shine?
Were you there when the sun refused to shine?
O-o-o-o ! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble !
Were you there when the sun refused to shine?

4. Raibh tú ann nuair d'éirigh Sé ó mhairbh?
Raibh tú ann nuair d'éirigh Sé ó mhairbh?
ó-ó-ó-ó ! Uaireanta, bíonn fonn orm a ghlaoch Glóir, Glóir, Glóir.
Raibh tú ann nuair d'éirigh Sé ó mhairbh?

4. Were you there when He rose up from the dead?
Were you there when He rose up from the dead?
O-o-o-o ! Sometimes I feel like shouting Glory, Glory, Glory.
Were you there when He rose up from the dead?

Notations

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack, IrishPage.com Feb. 2008
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