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Bó na Leathadhairce - Traditional Irish

Bó na Leathadhairce - Traditional Irish

arr. Desmond Earley for mixed choir

Bó na Leathadhairce is written in the Irish language - please click here for a pronunciation guide

Bó na Leathadhairce (the one-horned cow) is a playful song learned by many Irish children in school. With origins in county Kerry, located on the south-west coast of Ireland, the one-horned cow is a metaphor for a poitín still (think Irish home-brewed moonshine). The lyrics become more peculiar as the song unfolds, perhaps reflecting the increased level of intoxication of the singer, ‘B’fhearr liom ná sciling go bhfeicfinn mo chaora ‘Teacht chun an dorais/I would prefer to a shilling to see my sheep come to the door’.

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