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Cúnla (The Frieze Breeches) Jig

Cúnla was written in the 14th century and sung in Sean-nós as a type of lullaby or baby tickling song.

You can hear a great version of this on the Planxty album "The Well Below The Valley".

Great as a piping tune, with its rolls and crans, or as the song.

Cúnla

Cé hé siúd thíos 'tá ag leagadh na gclaíochaí?
"Mise mé féin" a deir Cúnla.
Curfá
A Chúnla a chroí ná tar níos goire dhom!
Go deimhin muise tiocfaidh! a deir Cúnla.
Cé hé siúd thíos 'tá ag buaileadh na fuinneoige?
"Mise mé féin" a deir Cúnla.
Cé hé siúd thíos 'tá ag fadú na tine dhom?
"Mise mé féin" a deir Cúnla.
Cé hé siúd thíos 'tá a' cur uisce sa gciteal dhom?
"Mise mé féin" a deir Cúnla.
Cé hé siúd thíos 'tá ag tarraingt na pluide dhíom?
"Mise mé féin" a deir Cúnla.
Cé hé siúd thíos 'tá ag tochas mo bhonnachaí?
"Mise mé féin" a deir Cúnla.

 

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