Gabhaim Molta Bhríde (Willem Verkaik)

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  • (Posted 2015-03-30)  CPDL #34939:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-03-30).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Gabhaim Molta Bhríde
Composer: Willem Verkaik

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: Irish
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1990

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Original text and translations

Irish.png Irish text

Gabhaim molta Bhríde,
Ionmhain í le hÈirinn
Ionmhain le gach tír í
Molaimis go léir í.

Lochrann geal na Laighneach
a'soilsiú feadh na tire
Ceann na mban ar mine.
Ceann ar óghaibh Èireann

Tig an geimhreadh dian dubh
a'gearradh le na ghéire
Ach ar Là 'le Bríde
Gar dúinn earrach Éireann.

English.png English translation

Let us praise Brigid
Revered she is in Ireland
Revered she is in every land.
Let all sound her praises

Lantern bright in Leinster
Shining throughout our land.
Gentlest of all women,
Best of Ireland's virgins

Comes winter black and fierce,
Cutting with its keenness.
But come Saint Brigid's Day
Near is spring in Ireland.