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Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn! Fear A Bhta
   
Credits: Traditional
   
Appears On: Seinn! O Ho Ro Seinn!
   
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
"Fhir A' Bhta" on Eilidh Mackenzie's album Eideadh Na Sgeulachd
"Fear A' Bhta" on Talitha MacKenzie's album Spiorad
"Fear A Bhata" by Niamh Parsons on the Gaelic Voices compilation
   

Lyrics: English Translation:
   
Fhir a bhta na ho ro ile Boatman na ho ro eile
Fhir a bhta na ho ro ile Boatman na ho ro eile
Fhir a bhta na ho ro ile Boatman na ho ro eile
Mo shoraidh sln leat 's gach it' an tid thu A fond farewell wherever you go
   
'S tric mi 'sealltainn o'n chnoc as irde I often look from the highest hill
Dh'fheuch am faic mi fear a'bhta To try and see the boatman
An tig thu'n diugh no'n tig thu mireach Will you come today or tomorrow?
'S mur tig thu idir gur truagh a t mi If you don't come at all I will be down-hearted
   
Tha mo chridhe-sa briste brite My heart is broken and bruised
'S tric na deir a'ruith o m'shilean With tears often flowing from my eyes
An tig thu'n nochd no 'm bi mo dhil riut Will you come tonight or will I expect you?
No 'n din mi 'n dorus le osna thrsaich? Or will I close the door with a sad sigh?
   
'S tric mi foighneachd de luchd nam bta I often ask the people on boats
Am fac' iad thu no am bheil thu sbhailt' Whether they see you or whether you are safe
'S ann a tha gach fear dhibh 'g raitinn Each of them says
Gur gorach mise nuair thug mi grdh dhuit That I was foolish to fall in love with you
   
Fhir a bhta na ho ro ile Boatman na ho ro eile
Fhir a bhta na ho ro ile Boatman na ho ro eile
Fhir a bhta na ho ro ile Boatman na ho ro eile
Mo shoraidh sln leat 's gach it' an tid thu A fond farewell wherever you go