The Wedding of Michael and Vanessa



Vanessa and Michael Manley
26th April, 2008 Dallas, Texas

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1. Go n-éirí an bóthar libh araon
Ar gach aon mhaidin fhionn.
Fearthainn bhog bheith ar bhur bpáirceanna
Lán d'arbhar órg' ar tonn'.
Le bhur gcúl go deo go raibh an ghaoith
Teocht ghréin' ar bhur n-éadain é.
'S go mbeidh sibh linn arís a chaird'
Go raibh sibh i ngrást Dé.

1. May the road rise up to meet you both
On each and every morn
May the rains fall soft upon your fields
Of waving yellow corn
May the wind be always at your back
And the sun's warmth on your face
And until we meet again my friends
God keep you in his grace.

    
2. Ar líon gráinne gainnimh ar an trá
Líon bhur laethe bheo.
Go ráibh grá Dé libh trí dhubh an tsaoil
Geala Sé dhaoibh gach treo.
Mar síor-phíobaí bhur n-anamacha
Mar bualadh bodhrán bhur gcroí.
Is na poirt is ríl iomlán bhur gcas'
Gur ó chéilí saol ar Shlí.

2, May the grains of sand upon the shore
Number all your days
May the love of God in darkest times
Enlighten all your ways
May the pipes forever be your soul
And the bodhran beat your heart
And the jigs and reels your ups and downs
Till life's ceile you depart.

    
3. Go raibh fuíoll an tsaoil mar bharr an tsaoil
Gan éagóir ó aon neach.
Gáir bhur bpáistí bheith mar cheól agaibh *
A bfhás buan ceól ó Neamh.*
Le teacht an t-am chun sibh-se imeacht
Le h-éileamh ama riamh go deo
Dia libh dís ag imeacht a chaird'
'S an bheannacht seo libh fad bheo.

3. May the rest of life be the best of life
And no one do you wrong
May children's laughter be your music *
Their growing be your song *
And when the time says we must part
As time will always do
May God go with you both my friends
And this blessing stay with you.

* When sung at the wedding of an older couple substitute these lines for lines 3 and 4 in the last verse.
    
* Gáir' bhur gcáirde bheith mar cheól agaibh
* A gcáirdeas ceól ó Neamh.

* May good friends' laughter be your music
* Their friendship be your song.

    
May the Road rise

Cords

Intro G-C-D-C-G-C-D-C
G May the road rise up to meet you both
D G-C-D-C On each and every morn
G Am May the rains fall soft upon your fields
D Of waving yellow corn
C D May the wind be always at your back
C D And the sun's warmth on your face
G And until we meet again my friends
D G-C-D-C-G-C-D-C God keep you in his grace.

    
Courtesy of Vivian & Jack. IrishPage.com May, 2008.
Cabhair ó Phrionsias Osborne.
English lyrics written, and midi music composed and sequenced by Frank Lennon.
Visit his web page at http://www.socc.ie/~irishmidifiles/midifiles.htm

Filleadh go liosta
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