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Lyr Req: Fail-Oro we're Sailing

GUEST,Wee Jock 10 Jun 18 - 08:02 AM
radriano 12 Jun 18 - 11:39 AM
Iains 12 Jun 18 - 02:37 PM
Iains 13 Jun 18 - 05:08 AM
GUEST,Wee Jock 13 Jun 18 - 07:00 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 13 Jun 18 - 07:05 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Fail-Oro we're Sailing
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 10 Jun 18 - 08:02 AM

Can any one put in the right direction for obtaining the lyrics to Fail-Oro we're Sailing. It comes from a Robin Hall and Jimmy Macgregor LP Scotland's Best. I know it is on you tube but cannot make out some of the lycrics as i would like to sing this song with my Band, Border Crossing. Hope somebody can help.

Cheers

Wee Jock


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fail-Oro we're Sailing
From: radriano
Date: 12 Jun 18 - 11:39 AM

Can you supply us with a link to the YouTube video?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fail-Oro we're Sailing
From: Iains
Date: 12 Jun 18 - 02:37 PM

Fal oro we're sailing
One minute 42 seconds in.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkR0i0FNJQM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fail-Oro we're Sailing
From: Iains
Date: 13 Jun 18 - 05:08 AM

My best attempt but two lines have me licked!


Fal Oro we’re sailing, The bosun is hailing
The lads are high in the rigging and the wind in the hawsers is wailing

Fal Oro we’re sailing
We took her out of Greenock???????????
Six and thirty bright sails she had like maidens of the valley
Fal Oro we’re sailing, The bosun is hailing
The lads are high in the rigging and the wind in the hawsers is wailing
Fal Oro we’re sailing

We passed the land of Erin, No signs of it fairing, the wind blew up from behind us
And it blew till ????????started swearing
Fal Oro we’re sailing, The bosun is hailing
The lads are high in the rigging and the wind in the hawsers is wailing
Fal Oro we’re sailing

We’re bound for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Manitoba
We’ll be at sea for a year or more, before this voyage is over
Fal Oro we’re sailing, The bosun is hailing
The lads are high in the rigging and the wind in the hawsers is wailing
Fal Oro we’re sailing
Fal Oro we’re sailing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fail-Oro we're Sailing
From: GUEST,Wee Jock
Date: 13 Jun 18 - 07:00 AM

Iains

Many thanks for the words, i have listened a few more times to the song and think that the missing words are Fail-0r0 and Sally and the other ones according to my ears, are We all. I don't know if they are correct but it seems to make sense. Again many thanks for your efforts.


Cheers

Wee Jock


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fail-Oro we're Sailing
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 13 Jun 18 - 07:05 AM

The missing lines are (I think - don't know correct spelling for the end of the 1st one, I've put it down phonetically)

  Fail oro and fail ee

  it blew till they all started swearing


The song appears to be an English version of Fail Oro Mar Dh' Fhag Sinn, given as Lewis Sailing Song. You can hear a version in Gaelic also on youtube: Isabelle Bain - Fail O Rò Bhon Dh'Fhàg Sinn (singing at 0:14). (There's another version by The MacDonald Sisters, but not visible to me in uk).

Mick


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