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VIDEO: How To Say “An bhfaca tú mo Shéamaisín?” a Famous Song in Irish

If  you’re familiar to the famous Irish song “An bhfaca tú mo Shéamaisín?”, you will be pleased to know that we added to our weekly Irish language pronunciation videos playlist!

How to say “An bhfaca tú mo Shéamaisín?” a famous Irish language song

An bhfaca tú mo Shéamuisín?
/On wok-a too muh Hay-mush-een/
Have you seen my little Jimmy?

Mo stóirín óg, mo bhuachaillín
/muh stoh-reen ohg, muh woo-kha-leen/
My little darling, my little boy.

An bhfaca tú mo Shéamuisín?
/On wok-a too muh Hay-mush-een/
Have you seen my little Jimmy?

Is é ‘gabháil síos an bóthar.
/shay guh-awl shees on boh-her/
As he was going down the road.

Níl bróg ar bith ar a dhá choisín.
/Neel brohg air bih air ah ghaw khush-een/
No shoes at all on his two little feet.

Ar a dhá choisín, ar a dhá choisín.
/air ah ghaw khush-een, air ah ghaw khush-een/
On his two little feet, on his two little feet.

Níl bróg ar bith ar a dhá choisín.
/Neel brohg air bih air ah ghaw khush-een/
No shoes at all on his two little feet.

Níl caipín air ná clóca.
/neel kop-een air naw kloh-ka/
Nor a cap or cloak.

Ag dul ar scoil tá Séamuisín
/egg dul air skul taw Shay-mush-een/
Going to school is little Jimmy

Mo stóirín óg, mo bhuachaillín
/muh stoh-reen ohg, muh woo-kha-leen/
My little darling, my little boy.

Ag dul ar scoil tá Séamuisín
/egg dul air skul taw Shay-mush-een/
Going to school is little Jimmy

‘S a leabharín buí sa phóca.
/sa lyow-een bwee sah foh-ka/
His little yellow book in his pocket.

Tá máilín beag, tá máilín beag
/taw maw-leen byug, taw maw-leen byug/
A little bag, a little bag

Ar a dhroim tá máilín beag
/Air ah ghrim taw maw-leen byug/
On his back is a little bag

‘S a lóinsín ann is dócha.
/sa ah lohn-sheen on iss doh-kha/
And his little lunch in it, I suppose.

Ó, grá mo chroí mo Shéamuisín
/Oh, graw muh khree muh Hay-mush-een/
The love of my heart is my little Jimmy

Mo stóirín óg, mo bhuachaillín
/muh stoh-reen ohg, muh woo-kha-leen/
My little darling, my little boy.

Ó, grá mo chroí mo Shéamuisín
/Oh, graw muh khree muh Hay-mush-een/
The love of my heart is my little Jimmy

Ar maidin is tráthnóna.
/Air mod-jin iss traw-noh-na/
In the morning and in the evening.

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