Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin

from The Trip We Took Over The Mountain by Charlie Piggott & Rowan Piggott

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Rowan was asked by folksinger Georgia Lewis to write this poetic translation of a traditional love song from Ulster, the name of which translates as “Molly Cullinane of the Ringlets”. The melody was written by Eithne Ní Uallacháin.

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Sombre and sober I lie
And think on the spirit that scourges me
The fruit of my darkening eye
Has flown to wherever her urges lead

I long for the death of these dark days
Pass long lonely nights until the dawn
I long for her now and in all ways
Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin

Holed in my house on the hill
To awake to my cow's sighing every morn
What would I give for her still
Fair Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin

I long for the death of these dark days
Pass long lonely nights until the dawn
I long for her now and in all ways
Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin

Were I to go to my grave
These words would the stone at my head adorn
"He died as love's faithful slave
For Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin"

I long for the death of these dark days
Pass long lonely nights until the dawn
I long for her now and in all ways
Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin

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from The Trip We Took Over The Mountain, released November 30, 2020
Words by Rowan Piggott
Melody by Eithne Ní Uallacháin

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Rowan Piggott Sheffield, UK

Rowan is a fiddle-singer, writer and tunesmith who grew up in the foothills of the Burren on the west coast of Ireland, surrounded by traditional music. The author of two successful tunebooks, he has also written articles for The Living Tradition magazine and led fiddle workshops at festivals all over the country. In 2016, he won the Future of Young Folk Award at Bromyard Folk Festival. ... more

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