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Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'

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GUEST,Molly 29 Aug 19 - 01:34 PM
Jack Campin 29 Aug 19 - 01:54 PM
GUEST,Starship 29 Aug 19 - 01:59 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 29 Aug 19 - 08:48 PM
Severn 01 Sep 19 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,Molly 03 Sep 19 - 05:25 AM
GUEST 04 Sep 19 - 04:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'
From: GUEST,Molly
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 01:34 PM

I have heard this sung in Scots Gallic and in Irish, also in English but with the chorus in Gallic. It sounds like Eera vatha sna horo welya (rpted) Mahore is slonya hoita dekoo. (Apologies for my rendering!)
Can anyone provide the lyric, in Irish, Gallic or English. The meaning and proper phonetic spelling of the chorus would be great too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 01:54 PM

Fear a Bhata.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 01:59 PM

Thanks to Jack, here are some lyrics.

GAELMIC
3 years ago

Fhir a' bhàta, 's na ho ro eile
Fhir a' bhàta, 's na ho ro eile
Fhir a' bhàta, 's na ho ro eile
Mo shoraidh slàn leat 's gach àit' an téid thu

Is tric mi 'sealltainn o'n chnoc a's àirde
Dh'fheuch am faic mi fear a' bhàta
An tig thi an diùigh no'n tig thu a-màireach?
'S mur tig thu idir gur truagh a tà mi

Tha mo chridhe-sa briste, brùite
'S tric na deòir a' ruith o m' shùilean
An tig thu a-nochd no'm bi mo dhùil riut
No'n dùin mi'n dorus le osna thùrsaich?

'S tric mi 'faighneachd de luchd nam bàta
Am fac' iad thu no 'bheil thu sàbhailt'
Ach 's ann a tha gach aon dhiùbh 'g ràitinn
Gur gòrach mise ma thug mi gràdh dhut



As Gaeilge : A Fhir an bháid ! - Literally ...... Oh man of the boat !    Oh, Boatman !
Fear = Man, Oh Man = A fhir shortened to ' fhir'...............

Oh boatman, 's na ho ro eile
Oh boatman, 's na ho ro eile
Oh boatman, 's na ho ro eile
My best wishes go with you wherever you may be

I'm often searching on the highest hilltop
Trying to find the boatman
Will you come tonight or tomorrow?
If you don't come at all, I'll be distraught

My heart is broken, bruised
Often tears are running down my cheeks
Will you come tonight or will I wait up for you
But close the door, sighing heavily?

Often I'm asking the boatmen
If they've seen you or if you're safe
But everyone of them there says

That is from a YouTube post @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5muVg_ZWek


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 29 Aug 19 - 08:48 PM

If you put Bhata into the Filter box, set the Age drop-down to All and press the Refresh button you'll find 10 threads here on Mudcat for the song.


Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'
From: Severn
Date: 01 Sep 19 - 04:43 PM

You mean it's not "Fear of water, of whores and whalers" Hmmmmm....It WAS Gaelic after all.....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'
From: GUEST,Molly
Date: 03 Sep 19 - 05:25 AM

Thank you so much everyone, Mick, Jack, Starship! (Even 'Severn' - loved that!) Now I just have to learn it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Gaelic song - phonetically 'eera vatha'
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 19 - 04:03 PM

Thank you!

'Twill scare you well, love,
Where e're you be.....


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