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Mían Origin: Fhir a Bhata/Fear A Bhata (Scots Gaelic) (38) Lyr Add: FEAR A' BHÁTA 30 Sep 99


Fear a' Bháta

Fear a' Bháta

Théid mé suas ar an cnoc is airde
féach a bhfeic mé (an) fear a' bháta
An dtig tú anocht nó an dtig tú amárach?
Nó mura dtig tú idir is trua atá mé.

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A fhir a' bháta 's na horó eile
A fhir a' bháta 's na horó eile
A fhir a' bháta 's na horó eile
mo shoraidh slán leat gach áit a dté tú

Tá mo chroí-se briste brúite
Is tric na deora (a rith) ó mo shúile
An dtig tú inniú nó an mbeidh mé ag dúil leat?
Nó an druid mé an doras le osna thuirseach?

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Gheall mo leannán domh gúna den tsíoda
Gheall é sin agus breacán riabhach,
Fáinne óir anns an (a) bhfeicfinn íomhá
Ach is eagal liom go ndearn(a) sé dearmad

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Tá mo chroí-se ag dul in airde
chan don fidléir, chan don cláirseoir
Ach do stiúrthóir an bháta;
Is mura dtig tú abhaile is trua atá mé.

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Notes: This song appears on the album "Blackbirds and Thrushes" by Niamh Parsons. Lyrics are available on the CD cover and also a little story about the song/lyrics. It is also one of the offerings in the little songbook "Ceolta Gael" (I forgot to note if it is Volume 1 or Volume 2), though the version in that book differs in the last verse(s).

(I also saw a little blurb about it appearing in 18-something or other on one of the Library of Congress screens but now I cannot duplicate how I found it in the first place...)

Would "anns an" be a version of "annsan" ("a gold ring in which I would see my image")?

final note: hope the html works!


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