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Uisge Beatha

Water of Life

Name:
Petite Sirène

Water through a rusted pipe could make the sense that I do.


Mist Covered Mountain/Shores of Lough Gowna
Chuaigh mé féin ar an aonach Dé Sáthairn,
Cheannaigh mé asal is capall is tarbh ann,
Thug mé abhaile go meidhreach ar maidin iad,
Capall is asal is tarbh gan mhaith!

Dá gceannoimse muc, níor mhór dhom é bheath?,
Dá gceannoimse poc, níor mhór dhom é choth?
Nach cuma sa tsioc, más caoire nó madra,
Cheannaigh mé féin ar an aonach inné!

Chuaigh me fein ar an aonach De Sathairn,
Cheannaigh me asal is capall is tarbh ann,
Thug me abhaile go meidhreach ar maidin iad,
Capall is asal is tarbh gan mhaith!


Translation:

I set off for the market on Saturday morn,
I bought a donkey, a horse, and a bull there,
I brought them home gladly,
A horse, a donkey, and a useless bull!

If I had bought a pig, it may have lived,
If I had bought a goat, it may have survived,
It doesn’t matter at all, whether it was a sheep or a dog,
I bought it at the market yesterday.

I set off for the market on Saturday morn,
I bought a donkey, a horse, and a bull there,
I brought them home gladly,
A horse, a donkey, and a useless bull!

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"When you have nothing to say, say nothing." -Charles Colton

"Nothing is easier than to keep a secret: There needs no more but to shut one's mouth." Author Unknown

"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." -Dorothy Nevill

"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do." -Thomas Jefferson

anything but your religion, avoiding people, bwahahahaha, calisthenics with words, contemplating the unusual, cotesia congregata, free range children, frequent showers, goats in trees, kate wolf, llamas in pajamas, mashed potatoes and babies, moments of clear perspective, occasional sleep, professor wonkwonkwonkwonkwonk, raccoon hands, raptor handling, singing loudly at stoplights, speutering, the domestication of chairs, the facts, the joy of apathy, the peristaltinator, tina toxoplasmosis, tomber de la toureiffel, tsues, venus the kitty, wildlife rehabilitation, your problems as jokes

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