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Bó na leathadhairce

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Thíos cois na toinne
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Bó na leathadhairce ('The one-horned cow') is a playful song learned by many children in school. With origins in county Kerry, located on the south-west coast of Ireland, the one-horned cow is a metaphor for a poitín still (think Irish home-brewed alcohol) and the lyrics become more peculiar as the song unfolds, perhaps reflecting the increased level of intoxication of the singer, ‘B’fhearr liom ná scilling go bhfeicfinn mo chaora ’Teacht chun an dorais' ('I would prefer to a shilling to see my sheep come to the door’).

from notes by Desmond Earley © 2019

Recordings

Perpetual twilight
Studio Master: SIGCD558Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Hyperion sampler - March 2019 Vol. 1
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201903ADownload-only sampler

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Track 10 on SIGCD558 [3'09] Download only
Track 7 on HYP201903A [3'09] Download-only sampler

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