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Thread #2463 Message #10020
Posted By: Cliff McGann
03-Aug-97 - 11:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Old Scottish Lament / Fear a Bhata
Subject: RE: Lyric Req: Old Scottish Lament
Mine is a farelly literal translation of the Gaelic song and not meant to be sung to the tune. Most often I find, as a singer of both Gaelic and English songs, that trying to sing a English translation of a Gaelic song just doesn't work. Occasionally the English words work o.k. but I always feel something just isn't right. Anyway it is a beautifull song and one of the oldest extant Gaelic songs. It is usually one of the first Gaelic songs that my wife and I teach to our classes and is quite popular.