Dhannsamaid Le Ailean slip jig

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X: 1
T: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean
R: slip jig
M: 9/8
L: 1/8
K: Amin
A3 A2c B2G|A2B c2d e3|A3 A2c B2A|G2d B3 A3:|
|:a2a a2g e2d|c2c c2d e2g|a2a a2g e2d|c/B/B2 d2c A3:|
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Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

Simple wee port à beul in the form of a slip jig. From Dàimh’s album “The Hebridean Sessions”.

1st tune of the 2nd track. (The tune on the album is in Emin, so that’s the key I’ve transcribed).


The lyrics are:

Dhannsadh, gun dannsadh,
Dhannsamaid le Ailean;
Dhannsadh, gun dannsadh,
Dhannsadh Ailean leinn.

Ruidhleadh Màiri Tàillear,
Dhannsadh Màiri Tàillear,
Ruidhleadh Màiri Tàillear,
Gus na dh’fhàs i tinn.

Ged bha Màiri crùbach
Agus car ’na glùinean,
Dhannsadh i gu sunndach
Air an ùrlar ghrinn.

Source: http://www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/alltandubh/orain/Dhannsamaid.htm
I’m trusting that website to be correct, my gaelic is nearly inexistent.

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Re: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

Apologies, I meant to type Amin.

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Re: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

That’s a really beautiful video. Does “ailean” in the title have anything to do with the name Eileen?

Re: Dhannsamaid Le Ailean

It means Alan in Scottish Gaelic.

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