Ag Críost An Síol polka

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One setting

X: 1
T: Ag Críost An Síol
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:FG|A>(d d)e/d/|c2 B(3B/A/G/|A>A B(3B/A/G/|(A2 A)B/A/|
GA/G/ F>G|(A2 A2|A2 A)F/G/|A>(d d)e/d/|
c2 B(3B/A/G/|A>A B(3B/A/G/|(A2 A)B/A/|GA/G/ F>G|
(A2 A2| A)F/G/ Ad/e/| (f2 f)e/f/| g(3a/g/f/ f(3f/e/d/|
e2 ee/d/ |cd/c/ B(3B/A/G/| A2 A>B| cd/c/ B(3B/A/G/|
A2 FG|A>(d d)e/d/|c2 B(3B/A/G/|A>A AD/E/|
FG/E/ A2|E2 F>E|D>E D2|D2 D2||
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Three comments

Ag Criost An Siol

I’m not sure why this tune isn’t listed here, it’s a gorgeous air written by Sean O’Riada. Derek Bell plays a lovely version on Musical Ireland CD.

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Translated as "to Christ the Seed", it is the title of a prayer, which Ó Riada set to music.
Some might tell you that it was to commemorate a papal visit in 1979, but Ó Riada died in 1971, so the claim is refuted.

Re: Ag Críost An Síol

Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar; Christ the seed, Christ the harvest
i n-iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn. may we brought to silo
Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc; Christ the mara, Christ the pisces
i líonta Dé go gcastar sinn. may we be netted in his line.

Ó fhás go h-aois, is ó aois go bás, Growing through age & aging to death
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn. Thy arms embrace us Christ
Ó bhás go críoch, ní críoch ach athfhás, Out of death may we grow again
i bParthas na ngrás go rabhaimid. in merciful Heaven may that be.