Music Monday: “Téir Abhaile Riú” by Celtic Woman


Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek. All you have to do is pick a favorite song or video and share it on Mondays.

I was searching for something to watch one evening, and came across a Celtic Woman concert on my local PBS station. I’d never heard of them before, but within moments I was enchanted by the beautiful music and kept watching. The first opportunity I had, I bought the Believe CD, followed quickly by A New Journey, Songs From The Heart, and Celtic Woman. My oldest son gifted me with Emerald – Musical Gems for Mother’s Day the following year.

This video is my favorite performance (that I’ve seen) for Téir Abhaile Riú. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Lyrics:

Look how the light of the town
The lights of the town are shining now
Tonight I’ll be dancing around
I’m off on the road to Galway now
Look how she’s off on the town
She’s off on a search for sailors though
There’s fine fellas here to be found
She’s never been one to stay at home

Home you’ll go and it’s there you’ll stay
And you’ve work to do in the morning
Give up your dream of going away
Forget your sailors in Galway

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mhearai
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

Come now and follow me down
Down to the lights of Galway where
There’s fine sailors walking the town
And waiting to meet the ladies there
Watch now he’ll soon be along
He’s finer than any sailor so
Come on now pick up your spoons
He’s waiting to hear you play them WHO!

Here today and she’s gone tomorrow
And next she’s going to Galway
Jiggin’ around and off to town
And won’t be back until morning

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mhearai
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

Off with a spring in my step
The sailors are searching Galway for
A young lady such as myself
For reels and jigs and maybe more
Stay here and never you mind
The lights of the town are blinding you
The sailors they come and they go
But listen to what’s reminding you
Handsome men surrounding you
Dancing a reel around you

Home you’ll go and it’s there you’ll stay
And you’ve work to do in the morning
Give up your dream of going away
Forget your sailors in Galway

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mhearai
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

Listen to the music flow
I’m falling for the flow of home
I’m home to dance till dawning

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mhearai
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta

Stay a while and we’ll dance together now
As the light is falling
We’ll reel away till the break of day
And dance together till morning

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mhearai
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta
Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mhearai
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta
Do Mhargadh de – do mhargadh déanta

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Artist: Celtic Woman
Album: Believe
Genre: Celtic
Released: 2012