Texts

verse beg. Do bádus-sa úair

  • Late Middle Irish, Early Modern Irish
  • verse
  • Classical Irish poetry, Duanaire Finn, Early Irish poetry, Finn Cycle, Early Irish lyrics
Initial words (verse)
  • Do bádus-sa úair
“Once I was yellow-haired”
Context(s)The (textual) context(s) to which the present text belongs or in which it is cited in part or in whole.
Author
Anonymous
Language
  • Late Middle Irish Early Modern Irish
  • late Middle Irish (Murphy) or Early Modern Irish
Date
c. 1200 (Murphy).(1)n. 1 Gerard Murphy, ‘Anonymous: Once I was yellow-haired’ in Early Irish lyrics... (1956).
Form
verse (primary)
Number of stanzas
3

Classification

Classical Irish poetry Duanaire Finn Early Irish poetry Finn Cycle

Sources

Notes

Gerard Murphy, ‘Anonymous: Once I was yellow-haired’ in Early Irish lyrics... (1956).

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] [tr.] Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], “Anonymous: Once I was yellow-haired”, in: Murphy, Gerard [ed. and tr.], Early Irish lyrics: eighth to twelfth century, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 168–169, 240.
CELT – edition: <link>
[ed.] [tr.] MacNeill, Eoin [ed.], Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 1: Irish text, with translation into English, Irish Texts Society 7, London: Irish Texts Society, 1908.
Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge – editions: <link> Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive – originally from Google Books: <link>
80; 194 Poem XXV. Edition and translation

Secondary sources (select)

Murphy, Gerard, Duanaire Finn: The book of the lays of Fionn, 3 vols, vol. 3: Introduction, notes, appendices and glossary, Irish Texts Society 43, London: Irish Texts Society, 1953.
Internet Archive: <link>
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