Elliott Lash wrote:
> This is also interesting as he uses an old form of the copula here _
> am _ rather than either _is toirsech me _ or _ ta me toirsech _
>> "Ach achon ach am toirsech monuar."
Your observation now has me wondering whether this line, too, is a
clichéd line, from a much earlier song or dán. It seems very
mannered, a couple of registers away from "wow, I'm really tired".