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THE AULD TRIANGLE

(Irlande)

The auld Triangle (chant de prisonnier, traditionnel irlandais)
Uen chanson poignante sur la condition des prisonniers en Irlande, avec néanmoins quelques touches d'humour… car il en faut, of course ! Ci-dessous, une version enregistrée par Davog Rynne et un ensemble masculin de Mallemort lors du concert final du Printemps Celtique 2017. Merci à Davog pour nous avoir appris cette belle chanson !

A hungry feeling came o'er me stealing
And the mice were squealing in my prison cell
And the old triangle went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

To begin the morning a screw was bawling
'Get up you bowsie and clean up your cell'
And the old triangle went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

The lags were sleeping, Humpy Gussy was creeping
As I lay there weeping for my girl Sal
And the old triangle went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

In the female prison there are seventy five women
And among them I wish I did dwell
And the old triangle went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal

The day was dying and the wind was sighing
As I lay crying in my prison cell
And the old triangle went jingle jangle
All along the banks of the Royal Canal (X2)