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Amhrán na bhFiann - The Irish National Anthem

The chorus of "Amhrán na bhFiann" or in English, "A Soldier's Song", (pron: ow-rawn nuh bee-yunn) is the national anthem of the Republic of Ireland. The lyrics were written by Peadar Kearney and, together with Patrick Heeny, set it to music.

The song was first published in Irish Freedom in 1912 and quickly became the most popular of the Irish Volunteer's marching songs. In 1926 Amhrán na bhFiann/ The Soldier's Song was adopted as the National Anthem of Ireland, replacing the unofficial "God Save Ireland".

CURFA:

Sinne Fianna Fáil atá fé gheall ag Éirinn
shin-na fee-in-na fall, a-thaw fay yeol egg erin
Buion dár slua thar toinn do ráinig chugainn
bween dar slew, harr thin the raw ne gooin
Fémhóid bheith saor. Seantír ár sinsir feasta
Fway vawid veh sair, shawn-tier awr shinshir fasta
Ní fhagfar fé'n tiorán ná fé'n tráil
nee-owg fur fay teer-awn naw feign trawl
Anocht a théam sa bhearna bhaoil,
an nocht a hame saw varna vwail
Le gean ar Ghaeil chun báis nó saoil
lay gown owr gwale cunn boss no sale
Le guna screach fé lámhach na bpiléar,
le gunna sh-rake fay law buck naw bell air
Seo libh, canaídh Amhrán na bhFiann.
shull liv con-ig arawn naveen

FIRST VERSE:

Seo dhibh a cháirde duan oglaidh
Caithréimeach, br'oghmhar, ceolmhar.
ár dteinte cnámh go buacach táid,
`S an spéir go min réaltógach.
Is fionmhar faobhrach sinn chun gleo
'S go tiúnmhar glé roimh tigheacht do'n ló,
Fa ciúnas chaoimh na h-oidhche ar seol,
Seo libh, cana'dh amhrán na bhFiann.

SECOND VERSE:

Cois banta réidhe, ar árdaibh sléibhe.
Ba bhuadhach ár rinnsear romhainn,
Ag lámhach go tréan fá'n sár- bhrat séin
Tá thuas sa ghaoith go seolta;
Ba dhúthchas riamh d'ár gcine cháidh
Gan iompáil riar ó imirt áir,
'Siubhal mar iad i gcoinnibh rámhaid
Seo libh, canaidh amhrán na bhFiann.

THIRD VERSE:

A buidhean nach fann d'fuil Ghaoidheal is Gall
Sinn breacadh lae na saoirse,
Tá sgéimhle 's sgannradh ' gcroidhthibh namhad,
Roimh ranngaibh laochra ár dt're;
ár dteinte is tréith gan spréach anois,
Sin luinne ghlé san spéir anoir,
'S an b'odhbha i raon na bpiléar agaibh:
Seo libh, canaidh amhrán na bhFiann.

CHORUS:

Soldiers are we, whose lives are pledged to Ireland
Some have come from a land beyond the wave,
Sworn to be free,
no more our ancient sireland
Shall shelter the despot or the slave;
tonight we man the Bearna Baoghal
In Erin's cause.
come woe or weal;
'Mid cannon's roar and rifle's peal
We'll chant a soldier's song.
 
 
 
 
 
 

FIRST VERSE:

We'll sing a song, a soldier's song
With cheering, rousing chorus
As round our blazing fires we throng,
The starry heavens o'er us;
Impatient for the coming fight,
And as we wait the mornings light
here in the silence of the night
We'll chant a soldier's song.

SECOND VERSE:

In valley green or towering crag
Our fathers fought before us,
And conquered 'neath the same old flag
That's floating o'er us,
We're children of a fighting race
That never yet has known disgrace,
And as we march the foe to face,
We'll chant a soldier's song.

THIRD VERSE:

Sons of the Gael! Men of the Pale!
The Long watched day is breaking;
The serried ranks of Innisfail
Shall set the tyrant quaking.
Our camp fires now are burning low;
See in the east a silvery glow,
Out yonder waits the saxon foe,
So chant a soldier's song.