Dah Duit (Hi) and welcome

"Cean Dubh Deelish"

"Cean Dubh Deelish"

Cean Dubh Deelish (i.e. dear black head)
translated from the Irish by Samuel Ferguson



Put your head, darling, darling, darling,



Your darling black head my heart above;



Oh, mouth of honey, with the thyme for fragrance,



Who, with heart in breast, could deny you love?



Oh, many and many a young girl for me is pining,



Letting her locks of gold to the cold wind free,



For me, the foremost of our gay young fellows;



But I'd leave a hundred, pure love, for thee!



Then put your head, darling, darling, darling,



Your darling black head my heart above;



Oh, mouth of honey, with the thyme for fragrance,



Who, with heart in breast, could deny you love?