Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

Re: Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

Thanks!

What about the next line- “saying ‘now you have a…’”. It sounds like “shiner’s small?”

Re: Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

"And now you have the shiners, Moll, and will you take myself?"

It’s a proposal, with shiny gold. The lyrics I linked to are a guide to help in hearing it.

Re: Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

Oops. Looks like I never checked that link. Thank you!

Re: Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

I was thinking that his pronunciation of ‘galore’ sounded a bit strange, seemingly with an Irish ‘soft L’. It transpires that the word ‘galore’, very much a part of Standard English, is taken directly from the Irish phrase ‘go leór’ (or Scottish Gaelic ‘gu leóir’) meaning ‘enough’. So he is actually pronouncing it as an Irish word (or more accurately, two words), not its English approximation.

https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=galore

Re: Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

CreadurMawnOrganig - makes sense in either usage, and perhaps a mistaken transliteration?

Re: Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

It’s Paddy’s Donegal accent.

Re: Help with (possibly Irish) lyrics

And there’s dear old me thinking he was Glaswegian 😉
A bit like saying Kevin Crawford is English (mind you he did used to own a wonderful Brummie accent)

Back to Paddy Tunney
If you get the chance, grab a copy of The Stone Fiddle; it’s an intriguing and hilarious ride through his life and the tradition.

All the best
Brian x