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TITLE
Crodh an Tailleir (The Tailor's Cattle)
EXTERNAL ID
PC_CHRISTINASTEWART_KOD_04
DATE OF RECORDING
2005
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Christina Stewart
ASSET ID
2551
KEYWORDS
songs
lullabies
children
singing
music
Gaelic
audio

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The words of this song are more like a young cattle herd longing for adventure than of a young mother singing to her child. It may not have been written as a lullaby but it is categorised as a lullaby in Margaret Fay Shaw's 'Folksong and Folklore of South Uist'.

The following are the lyrics to this recording:

O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
Siosar is meuran is snathad

Cha tuit iad an toll no feithe
Cha tuit iad an toll no feithe
Cha tuit iad an toll no feithe
Ma thuiteas gun tog e fhein iad

O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
Siosar is meuran is snathad

Tha mile long air cuan Eirinn
Tha mile long air cuan Eirinn
Tha mile long air cuan Eirinn
'S truagh nach robh mi fhin air te dhuibh

O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
O hi o ho crodh an tailleir
Siosar is meuran is snathad.


The following is the English translation:

O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
Scissors and fingers and needle

They won't fall into a hole or a bog
They won't fall into a hole or a bog
They won't fall into a hole or a bog
If they fall he can lift them himself

O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
Scissors and fingers and needle

There are a thousand ships on the Irish Sea
There are a thousand ships on the Irish Sea
There are a thousand ships on the Irish Sea
It's a pity I wasn't on one myself

O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle
Scissors and fingers and needle.


This lullaby comes from 'Kist o Dreams', a CD designed to encourage the carers of young children to sing to them. The lullabies were chosen by Christina Stewart either because she particularly liked them as a child or because they worked well with her own children.

Christina Stewart was born in Inverness and studied traditional song as part of her University degree. The versions of the lullabies on the CD are the ones she sings but most have many other versions

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Crodh an Tailleir (The Tailor's Cattle)

2000s

songs; lullabies; children; singing; music; Gaelic; audio

Christina Stewart

Kist o Dreams (CD)

The words of this song are more like a young cattle herd longing for adventure than of a young mother singing to her child. It may not have been written as a lullaby but it is categorised as a lullaby in Margaret Fay Shaw's 'Folksong and Folklore of South Uist'.<br /> <br /> The following are the lyrics to this recording:<br /> <br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> Siosar is meuran is snathad<br /> <br /> Cha tuit iad an toll no feithe<br /> Cha tuit iad an toll no feithe<br /> Cha tuit iad an toll no feithe<br /> Ma thuiteas gun tog e fhein iad<br /> <br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> Siosar is meuran is snathad<br /> <br /> Tha mile long air cuan Eirinn<br /> Tha mile long air cuan Eirinn<br /> Tha mile long air cuan Eirinn<br /> 'S truagh nach robh mi fhin air te dhuibh<br /> <br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> O hi o ho crodh an tailleir<br /> Siosar is meuran is snathad.<br /> <br /> <br /> The following is the English translation:<br /> <br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle<br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle <br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle <br /> Scissors and fingers and needle<br /> <br /> They won't fall into a hole or a bog<br /> They won't fall into a hole or a bog<br /> They won't fall into a hole or a bog<br /> If they fall he can lift them himself<br /> <br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle<br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle <br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle <br /> Scissors and fingers and needle<br /> <br /> There are a thousand ships on the Irish Sea<br /> There are a thousand ships on the Irish Sea <br /> There are a thousand ships on the Irish Sea <br /> It's a pity I wasn't on one myself<br /> <br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle<br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle <br /> O hee o ho, the tailor's cattle<br /> Scissors and fingers and needle.<br /> <br /> <br /> This lullaby comes from 'Kist o Dreams', a CD designed to encourage the carers of young children to sing to them. The lullabies were chosen by Christina Stewart either because she particularly liked them as a child or because they worked well with her own children.<br /> <br /> Christina Stewart was born in Inverness and studied traditional song as part of her University degree. The versions of the lullabies on the CD are the ones she sings but most have many other versions