A Children's Song and Lap Game

This is a song to sing with a little kid in your lap. The chorus seems to be nonsense and most people don't even try to translate it. You can find a rough translation in the notes below.

Notes

About the Chorus

Derek wrote the following:

"My understanding of the word's are Dilin, derived from 2 words, Díl/Dí- meaning "beloved" and Ín, or een (anglicised version)- meaning "young" or "little".

Deamhas means "angel"and Ó just means "oh".

So I have always believed that the translation was:

Little beloved/darling, oh angel oh angel,
little beloved/darling, oh angel, oh darling
little beloved/darling, oh angel oh angel, oh angel
little beloved/darling, oh angel, oh darling.

I hope this makes sense to you.

Yours sincerely,

Derek Heffernan (Darach Ó hÉifearnaín)"

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In anyone has more info about the meaning of the words in the chorus, please email me. Thanks! -Mama Lisa

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Dilín ó deamhas

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Derek Heffernan for writing about the chorus.

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