puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

Hello

does anyone know the lyrics of the puirt a beul Bodachan A’ Mhirein?

thanks

Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

well, just incase it’s helpful to anyone else I’ll post my findings here……answering my own question here.

Mudcat came through with the answer
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This is from ‘Orain Nan Gaidheal I’ Gairm Publications 1987.


Bodachan a’ mhirein


Seist

Bodachan a’ mhirein, a’ mhirein, a’ mhirein,
Bodachan a’ mhirein, a’ bhonnaich bhig ‘s a’ ghráinnein.

Rannan

1. Bodachan a ri ar o a ri ar o a ri ar o,
Bodachan a ri ar o, a’ bhonnaich bhig ‘s a’ ghráinnein.

2. Bodach beag chan fhidir iad, chan fhidir iad, chan fhidir iad,
Bodach beag chan fhidir iad, on dh’ith e min a’ mháil orr’.




11. Little old man with the little piece


Chorus
Little old man with the little piece
Little old man with the little piece
Little old man with the little piece
Little old man with the little piece, the little bannock and the little grain.

Verses

1. Little old man a ri ar o a ri ar o a ri ar o
Little old man a ri ar o with the little bannock and the little grain.

2. They will not pay any attention to the little old man,
will not pay attention to him, will not pay attention to him,
They will not pay any attention to the little old man since he ate their rent-meal.

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Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

here’s another version i found on mudcat:

BODACHAN A’ MHÌREIN
Ancient puirt a beul
Pipe/fiddle tune - HIGH ROAD TO LINTON

Séist
Bodachan a’ mhìrein,
a’ mhìrein, a’ mhìrein
Bodachan a’ mhìrein,
a’ bhonnaich bhig ‘s a’ ghràinnein.

Bodachan a ri ar o
a ri ar o ar ri ar o
Bodachan a ri ar o,
a’ bhonnaich bhig ‘s a’ ghràinnein.

Bodach beag cha’n fhidir iad,
cha’n fhidir iad, cha’n fhidir iad,
Bodach beag cha’n fhidir iad,
on dh’ith e mi ‘n a’ mhàil orr’.

The Cape Breton Variant goes….

Séist
Bodachan a’ mhìrein,
a’ mhìrein, a’ mhìrein
Bodachan a’ mhìrein,
Bidh thu leis an duilich.

Bodachan a’ mhìrein,
a’ mhìrein, a’ mhìrein
Bodachan a’ mhìrein,
Bidh thu leis an duilich.

Bodachan a ri ar o
a ri ar o ar ri ar o
Bodachan a ri ar o,
Bidh thu leis an duilich.

Bodachan a ri ar o
a ri ar o ar ri ar o
Bodachan a ri ar o,
Bidh thu leis an duilich.

Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

Huh! Why did I think it was something about porridge?

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Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

I suppose ‘bodachan’ and ‘brochan;’ have some letters in common.

Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

Oh, I see! (just looked it up)…brochan = porridge. I didn’t know that I must have once known that. Thanks Weejie.

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Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

This is the same tune as "High Road to Linton", which is on The Session with many different names. Now we need to add yet another name!

Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

The first song (strathspey) is about porridge

Re: puirt a beul - Bodachan A’ Mhirein

yes that’s right……’Brochan Lom’, the first tune in the set by Robin Hall & Jimmie MacGregor is a song about porridge made from sowans