by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Gabriel Rosenstock

Fire, fire
Language: English 
Available translation(s): IRI
Fire, fire! My heart! O, I burn me! Alas! Fa la la la la.
O help, alas! Ay me, I sit and cry me
And call for help, but none comes nigh me. Fa la la la la.
I burn, alas! Ay me, will none come quench me?
O cast water on and drench me! Fa la la la la.


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  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Dó, dó!", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2010-01-18
Line count: 5
Word count: 60

Dó, dó!
Language: Irish (Gaelic)  after the English 
Dó, dó! Mo chroí! Ó, táim dóite! Ó bhó! Fa la la la la.
Ó fóir, ó bhó! Ochón, im’ shuí ag éagaoin
Is glaoimse ‘fóir’, níl éinn’ i m’éineacht. Fa la la la la.
An dó, ó bhó! Ochón, táim ana chráite!
Ó is mian liom a bheith báite! Fa la la la la. 


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This text was added to the website: 2016-01-16
Line count: 5
Word count: 55