Video: This version of Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge is simply brilliant 7 years ago

Video: This version of Fairytale of New York as Gaeilge is simply brilliant

One of the best Christmas songs ever made has been given a new twist with these lyrics as Gaeilge

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The lads at TG4 are clearly getting in to the Christmas spirit this week as they've released this fantastic version of what is perhaps the best Christmas song going in Fairytale of New York.

Fred McCluskey, better known to some of you perhaps as 'Vince' from Ros na Rún & Ger Maher are on vocals, while Ailbhe Hession is on the piano, and we have a feeling that this tune will be getting belted out both as Gaeilge and in English across the country this Christmas time.

In case you wanted to sing along, they were good enough to transcribe all the lyrics in the YouTube video description, which you can read below. You can also go searching out the Irish for scumbag without our help too, ya filthy animals.

B'í Oíche Nollaig í
'S mé caochta óltach,
Dúirt seanfhear 'n aice liom,
Sí mo Nollaig dheireanach í.
'Sin thosaigh sé gabháil linn,
An 'Rare Old Mountain Dew'
Chrom mé mo cheann go ciúin
'S mé cuimhniú ortsa.

Nach orm a bhí an t-ádh
Tháinig sí isteach go breá
Airím istigh i mo chroí
Gur linn an bhliain seo romhainn
Ó Nollaig Shona dhuit,
Is tú mo Stóirín
Feabhsóidh rudaí fós
Amach romhainn atá sé

'S gear le bear iad na cairr
'S na habhainn lán le h-ór
Ach tá gáimh ghéar sa ngaoth
Ní haon áit í gan glór
Nuair a thóg tú mo lámh
ar ár gcead Nollaig riamh
Gheall tú dhom Broadway
a bheith romham ins an tSl
Bhí tú dathúil
Tá tú meabhrach
Banríon Nua Eabhrach

Ní raibh críoch leis an scléip
Bhí an chraic's spraoi thar barr
'Sinatra' ag swingeáil
Na cloig 's iad ag 'ringeáil,
Muid ag pógadh 's ag damhnsa
Gan imní faoin saol

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Cóir an NYPD 's iad ag casagh 'Galway Bay',
'S na cloig ag bualadh leo
Lá breith Mac Dé.

Fear déirce gan rath
A shean stróinse gan mhaith
I do chrap ansin thall mar bheadh cailleach sa gclúid

A Sclíteach, a Chonúis,
'Chacsmuitín an donais
Nollaig Shona mo thóin
Faraoir gan é thart.

Cóir an NYPD 's iad ag casadh 'Galway Bay',
'S na cloig ag bualadh leo
Lá breith Mac Dé.

Bhí saol breá romhamsa
Nach breá an scéal agat é
Sciob tú mo bhrionglóid uaim
An chéad uair a chas mé ort

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Tá siad agam i gconaí, a stór
I dtaisce i mo chroí
Na fág me 'nois a mhnaoi
'S tú bun's barr mo shaoilsa

'S cóir an NYPD 's iad ag casadh 'Galway Bay'
'S na cloig ag bualadh leo
Lá breith Mac Dé

Hat-tip to Deirdre Ní Choistín for this one