Farewell to Fiunary

DESCRIPTION: "The wind is fair, the day is fine, And swiftly, swiftly runs the time... That wafts me off from (Fiunary). Eirich agus tiugainn, O!" The singer recalls all the ancient places he has visited, and bids farewell to friends and family
AUTHOR: Norman McLeod ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: home travel family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 208-211, "Farewell to Fiunary" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Kenneth Norman MacDonald, "The Gesto Collection of Highland Music," 1895 (reprinted 1997 by Llanerch Publishers), p. 48, "Soraidh Slan Le Fionn-Airish" (2 texts, 1 Gaelic, 1 English, 1 tune)

Roud #2317
NOTES [23 words]: The Gaelic chorus translates as something like "Arise and come away" -- similar to the English chorus in the Digital Tradition text. - RBW
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File: FVS208

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