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Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen (Oro Bhuachailin)

Joe Offer 21 Dec 17 - 06:52 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 22 Dec 17 - 12:45 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 22 Dec 17 - 12:56 PM
Joe Offer 22 Dec 17 - 02:36 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 22 Dec 17 - 05:28 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 23 Dec 17 - 03:41 AM
Thompson 23 Dec 17 - 06:57 AM
Joe Offer 26 Dec 17 - 02:02 PM
leeneia 26 Dec 17 - 02:52 PM
Joe Offer 02 Jan 18 - 11:15 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Oro Buchanin
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Dec 17 - 06:52 PM

I am here with two Irish octogenarians, and they are trying to remember a song that they knew as children. It goes something like Oro Buka leen, shoal a vole.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 12:45 PM

Hmmmm.... I can think of one possible candidate . Let me check.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 12:56 PM

https://youtu.be/H3RVFFgZ3_Q

That's a rather smooth version of a song long taught to children and used as a lullaby. Hum the tune to the lads and get back to me for lyrics if it's the one.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 02:36 PM

Hi, Martin -
My friends are two real characters, One is a Sister of Mercy; and the other, Mary, a nurse who was the daughter of the man who ran the ferryboat to Valentia Island. The song is a fun song, almost rollicking, about a boy who leads heifers.
I'll contact Sr. Anne and see if I can find out more.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 22 Dec 17 - 05:28 PM

Well,.. the one I've given you is about boats rather than cattle, so - Close but no cigar! Let me think about it...

Regards

P.s. Happy Christmas from Josephine and me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 23 Dec 17 - 03:41 AM

There are a number of songs about herding cattle/calves but the chorus usually starts with "Aliliu" or similar - and usually involves girls/women driving the stock.

"Buachailli" means "boys"." buachaillin" means "lad " or "boyo" really.

Another stock-less outsider is:
http://www.celticlyricscorner.net/fallon/nabuachailli.htm

Regards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw-ZOH-Q5KY


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: Thompson
Date: 23 Dec 17 - 06:57 AM

Aililiu Na Gamhna?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Dec 17 - 02:02 PM

Hi, Martin -
The first line of your chorus is about right, but then the second line of the chorus is "shoal a vole." Sister Anne is going to write it out for me, so maybe that will help. She protests, though, that she has spoken little Irish since she came to the U.S. 65 years ago.
But this is fun to try to track this down, and we're coming across some lovely songs in the process.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen
From: leeneia
Date: 26 Dec 17 - 02:52 PM

That "Oro" may be "Horo," a hard-to-define term which some say is a cheer. I think I've seen in in Scottish music, too.

Here's an example of "Horo" being used, though it is not the song being sought. Fun to listen to, however.

https://thelasses.bandcamp.com/track/horo-johnny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen (Oro Bhuachailin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jan 18 - 11:15 PM

OK, so here are the lyrics that Sister Anne sent me:

    Dear Joe,
    I hope that you and Christina had an enjoyable Christmas and new year.

    My brother sent me this chorus of a song that they would dance to.

      Oro Bhuachailin seol do bho.
      Seol agus seol agus seol go deo.
      Oro Bhuachailin seol do bho.
      Agus fagaimid suid mar ata se.



    My Translation:
      Little boy, mind your cow.
      Mind and mind and mind always.
      Little boy, mind your cow.
      And leave things as they are. (Don't worry.)


    After seventy years away from Ireland, not a Bad job.

    Happy New year.

    Sr Anne


Now, does THAT ring a bell with anyone, and can you supply full lyrics for the song? Google does come up with a song titled "Oro Buachaillin Seol Do Bho," but still no lyrics, recording, or background info.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Buchleen (Oro Bhuachailin)
From: Thompson
Date: 03 Jan 18 - 03:51 AM

Oro is a kind of demonstrative vocal wave - "lookit that!" - as in Padraic Fallon's poem starting

"Oro the islandmen
"Load herring from the white shoals…"


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