“An Spailpin Fanach (The Migrant Labourer)”


Gaelic. Farewell to my dear island and the boys I left at home. I enlisted in the army; it was a mistake. One wonderful day I could persuade any woman that black was white. "Twelve envious women compete for the benefit of my love"; even the old hag.


The description is from the translation of the text in the notes to Voice20. - BS


  • Sean Mac Donnchadha, "An Spailpin Fanach" (on Voice20)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1967 (recording, Sean Mac Donnchadha)
Found in: Ireland