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Thread #31829   Message #3981593
Posted By: GUEST,ActiusAquila
12-Mar-19 - 04:24 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Barge of Gorry Crovan / Gorrie Crovan
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Barge of Gorry Crovan / Gorrie Crovan
Maybe the opening three lines are just nonsense Gaelic words? I don't speak Gaelic but there are waulking songs with similar sounding words that don't actually mean anything- the way songs have "Ring-ding-diddle" or "whack-follol-de-rah"- they don't mean anything, they're just there to fit a rhythm. I don't think the Corries knew how to speak Gaelic, though. I've never seen either of them mention it.

Can someone who does speak Gaelic identify the correct pronounciation of "hbhan"?