“An Cailin Gaelach (The Irish Girl)”


Gaelic. The singer thinks of how nice it would be to have an Irish girl by his side. One morning, herding his cows, he sees a vision of a woman. He will care for the herds well because young women marry when they see a well cared for herd.


O Boyle does not translate the text. There is a text on DruidStone site in Gaelic with English translation. The description follows that translation. O Boyle's conclusion that "men marry for the sake of cattle" disagrees with that translation. - BS


  1. OBoyle 7, "Cailin Gaelach" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Oboy007


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1976 (OBoyle)
Found in: Ireland