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Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish

JMB 23 Feb 18 - 10:41 AM
Dave Hanson 24 Feb 18 - 02:23 AM
GUEST,RA 24 Feb 18 - 06:38 AM
Dave Hanson 24 Feb 18 - 08:07 AM
Jim Carroll 24 Feb 18 - 08:44 AM
GUEST,RA 24 Feb 18 - 10:53 AM
GUEST 24 Feb 18 - 01:36 PM
keberoxu 24 Feb 18 - 02:05 PM
GUEST,RA 24 Feb 18 - 04:48 PM
The Sandman 24 Feb 18 - 05:03 PM
JMB 26 Feb 18 - 08:20 AM
GUEST,Roythepict 08 Sep 18 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,kenny 09 Sep 18 - 04:35 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: JMB
Date: 23 Feb 18 - 10:41 AM

Hi there. I tried doing a google search for a Scottish Gaelic version of this Irish Gaelic song. Is there one in existence anywhere? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 02:23 AM

Why would there be a Scottish version of this old Irish song ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 06:38 AM

Why? Erm, possibly because of close cultural connections between Gaelic Scotland and Gaelic Ireland?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 08:07 AM

True but this is a welcoming home song, it even mentions the famous female pirate Grainne Mhaol, I'm pretty sure she was Irish.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 08:44 AM

Seems to be a solidly Irish song, though it does have Jacobite connections
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 10:53 AM

From what I can gather, the Grainne Mhaol verse was added to the original song (which mentions Bonnie Prince Charlie) by Padraig Pearse. I think JMB's original query is a valid one... although I don't know of a Scottish version of the song either!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 01:36 PM

Eithne ní Uallachain sang, and recorded, a version I love : Óró

Not a Scottish one though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 02:05 PM

I can only offer a negative confirmation, from a book in my collection.

Oro Se Do Bheatha Bhaile (fadas?)
is NOT to be found in
Malcolm MacFarlane (Calum MacPhárlain)'s
Binneas nam Bárd.
A Book in which the Poems, Songs, and Ditties of the Scottish Gaels
are Exhibited along with their Airs.
published in Stirling: Eneas Mackay, 1908.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: GUEST,RA
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 04:48 PM

Might be worth doing a search on the Tobar an Dualchais website (sound archive of the School of Scottish Studies)...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: The Sandman
Date: 24 Feb 18 - 05:03 PM

interesting what was Pearse up to?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: JMB
Date: 26 Feb 18 - 08:20 AM

http://www.tobarandualchais.com/en/fullrecord/47750/1

I found a parody called Lucky Wee Prince Chairlie which mocks Bonnie Prince Chairlie on the site you suggested RA. Thanks for the tip.

I have a background in Scottish Gaelic, but I have learned Irish Gaelic songs before. I just learned the original 1745 Irish lyrics and will be working on the Pearse version shortly.

I have sung songs such as Brid Og Ni' Mhaille and Amhran na bhFiann.

I know that there were some songs that were shared between Scotland and Ireland, and the original version I believe was a Jacobite version showing Irish support of Bonnie Prince Chairlie's campaign in Scotland.

Thank you very much RA for the resource site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: GUEST,Roythepict
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 06:51 PM

The original air of this song was indeed a Scottish Jacobite war song. It was also translated into a French sing of the time as they were allied to Scotland at that time. Pearce reworked the song into original sender do breaths abhaile as a song for the Irish rebellion. The Scottish and French versions predate the Pearce version. I have been unable, so far to find the French version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: GUEST,kenny
Date: 09 Sep 18 - 04:35 AM

So which "Jacobite war song" was it ?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oro Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile - Scottish
From: Thompson
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 03:30 AM

Grainne Mhaol wasn't a pirate, that's a myth. She was a merchant - and like every single merchant along every coast in Europe at her time, she did some smuggling.

Pirates were people like the mass murderer Francis Drake, who hijacked foreign ships and sold them and their cargoes for profit.

Bonnie Prince Charlie is a standard among 18th-century Irish songs as well as Scottish. Not a great place to put your hope for freedom - but more of a symbol.


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