Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
Meav Ni Mhaolchatha – Newry Boat Song lyrics

Chorus (after each verse):
Gur h-e mo ghille dubh-dhonn (He is my dark brown lad)
Gur tщ mo chuilean runach (You are my beloved darling)
Gur h-e mo ghille dubh-dhonn (He is my dark brown lad)

San a'raoir nach d'fhuair mi'n cadal (It was last night I couldn't sleep)
Bha mм fad 'nam dщsgadh (I was awake for a long time)

Smaointin air an fhear a thrиig mi (Thinking of the man that forsook me)
's nach d'rinn feum dha chumhtan (Who didn't keep his promise)

He's gone, he's gone, my lover's gone
And left me broken hearted

Chuala mi gun d'rinn thщ Dhomhnaill (I heard, Donald)
Posadh ann an Niubhraidh (That you got married in Newry)

Domhnall Donn the people say
You've married down in Newry

B'fhearr leam fhin a bheith riut posda (I would prefer to be married to you)
Na cuid уare a Phrionnsa (Than to have the Prince's gold)

I would rather have you, Donald
Than the gold of prince's

Och nam och mar tha mi nochd (Alas how I am tonight)
Trom osnaidh 's mi gad iondrainn (Sighing heavily as I long for you)

Lyrics taken from /lyrics/m/meav_ni_mhaolchatha/newry_boat_song.html

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted by thebluecastle

Newry Boat Song meanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts about Newry Boat Song

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
Min 50 words
Not bad

Post meanings

Min 50 words
Not bad

official video

Featured lyrics

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z