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Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash
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OriginalIrish transcreation by Gabriel Rosenstock
FOLSOM PRISON BLUESFOLSOM PRISON BLUES
I hear that train a-commin', it's rollin' around the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
I'm stuck in Folsom prison and time keeps draggin' on
But that train keeps a-rollin' on down to San Antone
Tá an traein ag teannadh linne
Ón gcúinne chugainn go mear
Ní fhaca mé ga gréine
Le …ní tamall gearr
Táim sáite in Folsom Prison
Is stop an t-am, ochón,
Is tá an traein ag gluaiseacht léi
Síos go San Antone.
When I was just a baby, my mama told me, son
Always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns
But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry
Nuair bhíos-sa i mo bháibín,
Ar Mama liom “A mhac
Bí i do bhuachaill múinte
Gan gunna i do ghlac.”
Ach do lámhachas fear in Reno
Chun breathnú ar a bhás
Nuair a chloisimse an fheadaíl
Tosnaím ag gol go fras.
I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dining car
They're probably drinking coffee and smoking big cigars
But I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
But those people keep a-movin' and that's what tortures me
Bí cinnte go bhfuil boic ag ithe
Ina gcarr galánta dóibh
Nó ag slogadh siar an chaife
Ag caitheamh na dtodóg
Ach nach raibh sé tuillte agam!
Ní bheidh mé saor go deo
Is na daoine ag síorghluaiseacht
Iad 'na ndealg sa bheo.
Well if that freed me from this prison
and that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line
Far from Folsom prison, that's where I want to stay
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away
Bhuel, dá saorfaí mé ón bpríosún seo
Dá mba liom an t-iarnród
Bí cinnte go mbogfainn as an áit seo
Ó, gan aon agó
I bhfad ó Folsom Prison
Is ann a gheobhainnse scíth
Agus ligfinnse don fheadaíl
An brón a ghlanadh díom.


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