Bruach na Carraige Báine

The Brink Of The White Rock
This beautiful love song originates from the Blasket Islands off the coast of Corca Dhuibhne in southwest Kerry. A great more...

This beautiful love song originates from the Blasket Islands off the coast of Corca Dhuibhne in southwest Kerry. A great deal of music has come to us from these six small islands during the last century, much of it is believed to be rooted in much older traditions of this close knit community.

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Irish

English

And west by the river, without a doubt or lie
There is a quiet gentle beauty
And her waist is as bright as any swan on the wave
From the crown of her head to the soles of her feet

She is the woman that tormented my heart
And left me heartbroken
There is nothing that will cure me
Since my true love rejected me

I would prefer, than all of Ireland
Or the wealth of the king of Spain
That you and I could be together in a quiet spot
In a wood far from our friends

Oh you and I to be married, my love
With the permission of father and mother
Oh young maiden of the sweet kisses
You're the sun of the White Rocks

Oh beauty of the white hair,
if you would be mine
You would have everything your friends would like
From silk to hats, from head to toe
And the best of everything in the city

Your cows would be driven every noon to the town
And the bees in the meadow would sing sweetly for you
You would have your fill of drink
and have coaches to take you
All around the edge of the White Rocks

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