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 Post subject: Bàta Sheumais
PostPosted: Tue 22 Nov 2011 9:23 pm 
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I'm posting this here, rather than just in the Scottish Gaelic section, because it might be of wider interest. Through a Gaelic forum in which I participate (largely as a lurker, until I am more proficient), I learned that there is a Scottish Gaelic equivalent of the Irish song Báidín Fheilimí, set to the same tune, but removed to the Outer Hebrides, rather than northern Donegal:

Bàta Sheumais a' seòladh gu Barraigh
bàta Sheumais is Seumas air bòrd
bàta Sheumais a' seòladh gu Barraigh
bàta Sheumais is Seumas air bòrd

Sèist:
Bàta bìodach, bàta bòidheach
bàta brèagha, bàt' aig a' bhodach bhochd
bàta dìreach, bàta deònach
bàta Sheumais is Seumas air bòrd.

Bàta Sheumais tighinn dhachaigh gu Leòdhas
bàta Sheumais is Seumas air bòrd
bàta Sheumais tighinn dhachaigh gu Leòdhas
bàta Sheumais is Seumas air bòrd

Bàta Sheumais chaidh fodha air Rònaigh
bàta Sheumais is Seumas air bòrd
bàta Sheumais chaidh fodha air Rònaigh
bàta Sheumais is Seumas air bòrd


James’s boat sailing to Barra
James’s boat with James on board
James’s boat sailing to Barra
James’s boat with James on board

Chorus:
Little boat, pretty boat
Fine boat, boat of the poor old fellow
True boat, willing boat
James’s boat with James on board

James’s boat coming home to Lewis
James’s boat with James on board
James’s boat coming home to Lewis
James’s boat with James on board

James’s boat went under on Rona
James’s boat with James on board
James’s boat went under on Rona
James’s boat with James on board

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 Post subject: Re: Bàta Sheumais
PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012 6:32 pm 
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Any idea where I could find the song online? Or buy it?
Thanks.

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It is recommended that you always wait for three to agree on a translation.
I speak Connemara Irish, and my input will often reflect that.
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 Post subject: Re: Bàta Sheumais
PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012 9:52 pm 
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I've found Tobar an Dualchais - you might find there
http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/


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 Post subject: Re: Bàta Sheumais
PostPosted: Tue 06 Mar 2012 2:02 am 
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I didn't see it there. But thanks Franc.

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