Ushag veg ruy

Lyrics - Manx

(Folk song from the Isle of Man)

Refrain
Ushag veg ruy ny moanee doo,
Ny moanee coo, ny moanee doo,
Ushag veg ruy ny moanee doo,
C’raad chaddil oo riyr ‘syn oie

Chaddil mish riyr er baare y crouw,
Er baare y crouw, er baare y crouw,
Chaddil mish riyr er baare y crouw,
As ugh! my cadley cha treih Refrain

Chaddil mish riyr er baare y dress,
Er baare y dress, er baare y dress,
Chaddil mish riyr er baare y dress,
As ugh! my cadley cha treih Refrain

Chaddil mish riyr er baare y thooane,
Er baare y thooane, er baare y thooane,
Chaddil mish riyr er baare y thooane,
As ugh! my cadley cha treih Refrain

Chaddil mish riyr eddyr daa guillag,
Eddyr daa guillag, eddyr daa guillag,
Myr yinnagh yn oikan eddyr daa lhuishag,
As O! my cadley cha kiune Refrain

English Translation - Little red bird

Refrain
Little red bird of the black turf ground,
Of the black turf ground, of the black turf ground,
Little red bird of the black turf ground,
Where did you sleep last night?

I slept last night on the top of the bush,
On the top of the bush, on the top of the bush,
I slept last night on the top of the bush,
And oh! what a wretched sleep! Refrain

I slept last night on the top of the briar,
On the top of the briar, on the top of the briar,
I slept last night on the top of the briar,
And oh! what a wretched sleep! Refrain

I slept last night on the ridge of the roof,
On the ridge of the roof, on the ridge of the roof,
I slept last night on the ridge of the roof,
And oh! what a wretched sleep! Refrain

I slept last night between two leaves,
Between two leaves, between two leaves,
As a babe ‘twixt two blankets quite at ease,
And oh! what a peaceful sleep! Refrain
(source)

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