Don Oiche Ud I MBeithil reel

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Don Oiche Ud I MBeithil
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
L:1/4
E|A>c B A|G A2 A|c d/2e/2 d>B|G3 E|
A>c B A|G A2 A|c d/2e/2 B>A|A3 e|
g>e d e|g a2 b/2a/2|g e/2d/2 c d|e3 E|
A>c B A|G A2 A|c d/e/ B>A|A3|]
X: 2
T: Don Oiche Ud I MBeithil
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E|A>c B A|G A2 B|c d/2e/2 B>A|G3 E|
A>c B A|G A2 B|c d/2e/2 B>A|A3 e||
|g>e d e|g a2 b/2a/2|g e/2d/2 c d|e3 E|
A>c B A|G A2 B|c d/e/ B>A|A3||
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

Don Oiche Ud I MBeithil

Beautiful carol often performed.

Re: Don Oiche Ud I MBeithil

Hi JackB

I just noticed your setting and think that the time signature might have come out incorrectly? All the bars of your transcription have a value of two crotchets, not four, thus making it 2/4 timing.

All the best

Brian x

Re: Don Oiche Ud I MBeithil

For those interested, here are the words ‘as gaeilge’ as I sing them. I understand them to be Traditional Irish, adapted by Seán óg Ó Tuama (1912-1980) Likewise the tune Traditional Irish, adapted by Seán óg Ó Tuama

1
Don oíche úd i mBeithil,
beidh tagairt ar ghrian go deo
Don oíche úd i mBeithil,
go dtáinig an Briathar slán

Tá griosghrua ar spéartha,
‘s an talamh ‘na chlúdach bán
Féach Íosagán sa chliabhán,
‘s anMhaighdean á dhiúl le grá

2
Ar leacain lom an tsléibhe,
go nglacann an haoirí scáth
Nuair in oscailt gheal na spéire,
tá teachtaire Dé ar fáil

Céad glóir anois don Athair,
i bhFlaitheasa thuas go hard
Is feasta fós ar talamh,
d’fheara, dea-mhéin síocháin


Then repeat 1st verse

Apologies for any typos, am using someone’s tablet which is trying to do predictive text on me.

I know the system here makes it a reel but it’s very far from that; it’s actually sung quite slowly and gently, and to use a classical term ‘rubato’

I could knock up a translation at a later date if you want but haven’t the time just at the moment

All the best

Brian x