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Get Out Fear A' Bhta
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Capercaillie
   
Appears On: Get Out; The Blood Is Strong
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Fear A Bhata" on Mairi MacInnes' album This Feeling Inside
"Fhir A' Bhta" on Eilidh Mackenzie's album Eideadh Na Sgeulachd
"Fear A Bhta" on Fiona Mackenzie & Arthur Cormack's album Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
"Fear A' Bhta" on Talitha MacKenzie's album Spiorad
"Fear A Bhata" by Niamh Parsons on the Gaelic Voices compilation
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Fhir a'bhta, na ho ro eile Oh my boatman, na ho ro eile
Fhir a'bhta, na ho ro eile Oh my boatman, na ho ro eile
Fhir a'bhta, na ho ro eile Oh my boatman, na ho ro eile
Mo shoraigh sln leat 's gach it'an tid thu May joy await thee where e'er thou sailest
   
Is tric mi 'sealltainn o'n chnoc a's irde I climb the mountain and scan the ocean
Dh'fheuch am faic mi fear a'bhta For thee, my boatman, with fond devotion
An tig thu an-diigh no'n tig thu a-mireach? When shall I see thee? Today? Tomorrow?
'S mur tig thu idir gur truagh a t mi Oh do not leave me in lonely sorrow
   
Tha mo chridhe-sa briste, brite My heart is broken, bruised
'S tric na deir a'ruith o m'shilean Often tears are running down my cheeks
An tig thu a-nochd no'm bi mo dhil riut Will you come tonight, or will I wait up for you
No'n din mi'n dorus le osna thrsaich? But close the door, sighing heavily?