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Learn a Gaelic song - Far am bi mi fhìn

Far am bi mi fhìn

This is a lovely wee Scottish Gaelic song which Joy has hand-picked to celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters. This is Far am bi mi fhìn and this version is sung by Joy Dunlop. Watch the video then learn the song line-by-line. This video was originally filmed for LearnGaelic’s popular social media strand ‘Learn a Gaelic song’ and the format is slightly different.

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Joy is so passionate about Gaelic she’s even urging you on in the language. Let’s get to grips with Joy’s enthusiastic praise!

Halò a chàirdean agus fàilte oirbh air ais gu òran na seachdaine còmhla riumsa, Joy Dunlop

Hello friends and welcome back to song of the week with me, Joy Dunlop

feuch sin

try that

glè mhath

very good

a h-aon, dhà, trì, ceithir

1, 2, 3, 4

Now we have all that, you can praise everyone you meet today in Gaelic! Let’s learn the first part of the chorus, beacuse she is lovely, Joy has broken this down into three parts:

Far am bi mi fhìn …

Where I will be ...

there is ...

there is ...

mo dhòchas

my hope

Put that together.

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas

Where I will be, there is my hope

Sing along with Joy!

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas

Where I will be, there is my hope

Repeat that line, but with a new tune.

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas

Where I will be, there is my hope

Repeat that line, it's almost the same as the first line, but watch out for the last note.

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas

Where I will be, there is my hope

Put the first three lines together and sing loud!

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas

Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope

Let’s learn the final line. To make life easy, Joy has broken this down into two parts. Please note the sentence makes more grammatical sense than the two parts individually.

Far am bi mi fhìn …

Where I will be,

bidh mo dhòchas ann

my hope will be there

Put that together.

Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Where I will be, my hope will be there

Sing along with Joy!

Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Where I will be, my hope will be there

Are you feeling confident? Let’s put all the lines together and start to work on the complete chorus.

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, my hope will be there

This is the second part of a lovely wee Scottish Gaelic song which Joy has hand-picked to celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters. This is the verse of Far am bi mi fhìn and is sung by Joy Dunlop. Watch the video then learn the song line-by-line. This video was originally filmed for LearnGaelic’s popular social media strand ‘Learn a Gaelic song’ and the format is slightly different.

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Joy used four more Gaelic lines in the second video, so let's learn them first.

agus sin an t-òran

and that's the song

Furasta, nach eil?

Easy, isn't it?

math dha-rìribh

fantastic

'S math a rinn sibh

You did really well

Let’s learn the first part of the verse, because she is lovely, Joy has broken this down into four parts:

Siubhal air …

Travelling on ...

na cladaichean ...

the shores ...

's a' coiseachd air ...

and walking on ...

a' ghainmhich

the sand

Put that together.

Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Sing along with Joy!

Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Repeat that line, but with a new tune.

Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Repeat that line, it's almost the same as the first line.

Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Let’s learn the final line. It's the same as the first line in the chorus!

Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Where I will be, my hope will be there

Sing along with Joy!

Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Where I will be, my hope will be there

Are you feeling confident? Let’s put all the lines together and start to work on the complete first verse.

Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich
Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich
Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich
Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Where I will be, my hope will be there

Are you feeling confident? Let’s put all the lines together and sing the song. It's on the next page.

Far am bi mi fhìn

The whole song together is:

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich
Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich
Siubhal air na cladaichean 's a' coiseachd air a' ghainmhich
Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn is ann a bhios mo dhòchas
Far am bi mi fhìn bidh mo dhòchas ann

Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, my hope will be there

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Travelling on the beaches and walking on the sand

Where I will be, my hope will be there

Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, there is my hope
Where I will be, my hope will be there