An Poc Ar Buile
(The Mad Puck Goat)

[Irish-Gaelic]
[Phonetic]

[aonréad 1]
Ag gabháil dom sior chun Droichead Uí Mhóradha
Píce im dhóid s mé ag dul i meithil
Cé casfaí orm i gcuma ceoidh
[gach duine] Ach pocán crón is é ar buile...

[curfá]
Ailliliú, puilliliú, ailliliú tá an puc ar buile!
Ailliliú, puilliliú, ailliliú tá an puc ar buile!

[aonréad 2]
Do ritheamar trasna trí ruillógach,
Is do ghluais an comhrac ar fud na muinge,
Is treascairt do bhfuair sé sna turtóga
[g.d.] Chuas ina ainneoin ina dhrom le fuinneamh...

[curfá]

[aonréad 3]
Níor fhág sé carraig go raibh scót ann
Ná gur rith le fórsa chun mé a mhilleadh,
SAnsan sea do cháith sé an léim ba mhó.
[g.d.] Le fána mhór na Faille Bríce...

[curfá]

[aonréad 4]
Bhí garda mór i mBaile an Róistigh
Is bhailigh fórsa chun sinn a chlipeadh
Do bhuail sé rop dá adhairc sa tóin ann
[g.d.] Sdá bhríste nua do dhein sé giobail...

[curfá]

[aonréad 5]
I nDaingean Uí Chúis le haghaidh an tráthnóna
Bhí an sagart paróiste amach nár gcoinnibh
Is é dúirt gurbh é an diabhal ba Dhóigh leis
[g.d.] A ghaibh an treo ar phocán buile...

[curfá]

[solo 1]
Egg-gwal dum sheer, kun drihead e-wora,
Peeka im-oad s-meg-gull ee-meh-el,
Kay cas-fwee or-rum ee gummar cee-o,
[everyone] Och puck-awn crone iss ay air bwillah!

[chorus]
Al-li-lu, pwill-e-lu, al-li-lu tah on puck air bwillah.
Al-li-lu, pwill-e-lu, al-li-lu tah on puck air bwillah.

[solo 2]
D-rih-hamar trasnah tree rill-og-och,
Iss-doe-loo-awsh on coor-ock air-fud naw-mwinga,
Iss-traskart d-voor shay snaw turtoe-ga
[all] Xhoo-as in-an-yo-ann in-uh groam leh-fwin-noo

[chorus]

[solo 3]
Near ahg shay carig go rev scoe awn
Nah gur rih l-foresa kun may a-vwilla
S-an-sha doe-ca shay a-laym bah voe
[all] Leh fannah vor nah fallya bricka

[chorus]

[solo 4]
Vee guardah more ee mallyan rowshtee
Iss vallig fore-sa kun shin ah clippah
D-vool shay rup dah eyerock sah-tone-awn
[all] S-dah vrishteh new doh yayn shay gibbal...

[chorus]

[solo 5]
I-neye-gen ee-coosh le-hayg en traw-nonah
Vee-n sagart parow-shteh amock nar-ginev
Shay dwirt gur-ov ayn jeval ba-go-lesh
[all] A-gav on trow air fucan bwilla...

[chorus]


Rough translation of the song...

1] As I set out with me pike in hand
To oldd Dromore to join a meithil (work gang),
Who should I meet but a tan puck goat
And hes roaring mad.

Chorus]
Aill-il-lu puill-il-iu - Aill-il-lu its the mad puck goat.
Aill-il-lu puill-il-iu - Aill-il-lu its the mad puck goat.

2] He chased me over bush and weed
And thru the bog the running proceeded,
Til he caught his horns in a clump of gorse
And on his back I jumped unheeded.

3] There was neer a rock with no passage through
Which he did not jump, and me like Eddie Macken.
But when he leaped clean down Faill Breach
I felt like a load of old wet sacking.

4] When the sergeant stood in Rochestown
With a force of guards to apprehend us
The goat he tore his trousers down
And made rags of his breeches and new suspenders

5] In Dingle the following afternoon
The parish priest came to call us to order.
And he swore from the pulpit each Sunday in June
Twas the devil on the back of his old grandfather.