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Eideadh Na Sgeulachd Fhir A' Bhta
   
Credits: Traditional; arranged by Eilidh Mackenzie
   
Appears On: Eideadh Na Sgeulachd
   
Language: Gidhlig (Scottish Gaelic)
   
Other Versions: "Fear A' Bhta" on Capercaillie's album Get Out
"Fear A Bhata" on Mairi MacInnes' album This Feeling Inside
"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:
   
Is tric mi 'sealltainn o'n chnoc a's irde I'm often searching on the highest hilltop
Dh'fheuch am faic mi fear a' bhta Trying to find the boatman
An tig thi an diigh no'n tig thu a-mireach? Will you come tonight or tomorrow?
'S mur tig thu idir gur truagh a t mi If you don't come at all, I'll be distraught
   
Sist: Chorus (after each verse):
Fhir a' bhta na ho ro eile Oh boatman na ho ro eile
Fhir a' bhta na ho ro eile Oh boatman na ho ro eile
Fhir a' bhta na ho ro eile Oh boatman na ho ro eile
Mo shoraidh sln leat 's gach it' an tid thu My best wishes go with you wherever you may be
   
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?
   
'S tric mi 'faighneachd de luchd nam bta Often I'm asking the boatmen
Am fac' iad thu no 'bheil thu sbhailt' If they've seen you or if you're safe
Ach 's ann a tha gach aon dhibh 'g ritinn But everyone of them there says
Gur grach mise ma thug mi grdh dhut That I am a fool to give my love to you