Dilín ó deamhas ó deamhas (She didn’t dance at all)

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Dilín ó deamhas ó deamhas (She didn’t dance at all)

Chorus:

Dilín ó deamhas ó deamhas
Dilín ó deamhas ó dí
Dilín ó deamhas ó deamhas ó deamhas ó
Dilín ó deamhas ó dí
She didn’t dance at all (Shake your head)
She didn’t dance today (Shake your head and point your index finger from side to side in front of you)
She didn’t dance at all at all no (Shake your head)
She didn’t dance today (Shake your head and point your index finger from side to side in front of you)
Caithfimid suas is suas
Caithfimid suas an páiste
Caithfimid suas í suas is suas í
‘S tiocfaidh sí ‘nuas amárach
Throw her uppity up (Raise your arms up or lift up your child)
Throw her up so high (Raise your arms up or lift up your child higher)
Throw her uppity up up up (Raise your arms up or lift up your child higher still)
And she will come down nearby (Bring your arms down or bring your child down)

 
Verse in Irish:

Dilín ó deamhas ó deamhas
Dilín ó deamhas ó dí
Dilín ó deamhas ó deamhas ó deamhas ó
Dilín ó deamhas ó dí
Cuirfead mo rún chun suain,
Cuirfead mo rún ‘na luí,
Cuirfead mo rún chun suain go ciúin,
Le dilín ó deamhas ó dí.
Is buachaill maith súiste súist’
Is buachaill maith súiste Páid,
Is buachaill maith súiste súiste súist’
Is cailín deas túirn’ í Cáit.
Is buachaill aniar aniar,
Is buachaill aniar an fear,
Is buachaill aniar aniar aniar,
‘S is cailín ón sliabh a bhean.
Caithimis suas is suas é,
Caithimis suas an páiste,
Caithimis suas is suas is suas é,
‘S tiocfaidh sé ‘nuas amárach.

 
Verse in English:

She didn’t dance at all (Shake your head)
She didn’t dance today (Shake your head and point your index finger from side to side in front of you)
She didn’t dance at all at all no (Shake your head)
She didn’t dance today (Shake your head and point your index finger from side to side in front of you)
I will put my Dear to sleep (Place your palms together and you’re your head on the back of your hand)
I will lay my Dear down
I will quietly put my Dear to sleep (Place your palms together and rest your head against the back of your hand)
With dilín ó deamhas ó dí.
The boy is good at thrashing (corn) (Mimic cutting corn using a scythe*)
Pat is a good boy at thrashing (Mimic cutting corn using a scythe)
The boy is good at thrashing (Mimic cutting corn using a scythe)
Kate is good with the spinning wheel. (Use one arm in front of you to make a large circular motion, repeat)
The boy is from the west side (Point to the west)
The boy is from the west side (Point to the west)
The boy is from the west side (Point to the west)
His wife is the girl from the mountain. (Touch the tips of your fingers together, above your head forming a triangle with your arms)
Throw him up and up (Raise your arms up or lift up your child)
Throw the child up (Raise your arms up or lift up your child higher)
Throw him up and up and up (Raise your arms up or lift up your child higher still)
And he will come down tomorrow (Bring your arms down or bring your child down)

* A scythe is an agricultural tool used for mowing grass or cutting crops.

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Date Created: December 14, 2012 Date Modified: March 25, 2013






 
 
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