This is a traditional Irish song which originates in the Gaeltacht region in the north-west of County Donegal, which is usually taught to young children. It is based on the immortalistion of a small boat owned by a man called Feilimí (Phelim) heading to Tory Island. Tory Island (Toraigh) is an island 14.5 km off the north-west coast of County Donegal in Ireland. (source)

Lyrics (Gaelic)

Báidín Fheilimí d’imigh go Gabhla,
Báidín Fheilimí is Feilimí ann.
Báidín Fheilimí d’imigh go Gabhla,
Báidín Fheilimí is Feilimí ann.

Refrain
Báidín bídeach, báidín beosach,
Báidín bóidheach, báidín Fheilimí
Báidín díreach, báidín deontach
Báidín Fheilimí is Feilimí ann.

Báidín Fheilimí d’imigh go Toraí,
Báidín Fheilimí is Feilimí ann.
Báidín Fheilimí d’imigh go Toraí,
Báidín Fheilimí is Feilimí ann. Refrain

Báidín Fheilimí briseadh i dToraí,
Báidín Fheilimí is Feilimí ann.
Báidín Fheilimí briseadh i dToraí,
Báidín Fheilimí is Feilimí ann. Refrain

Báidín Fheilimí briseadh i dToraí,
Iasc ar bord agus Feilimí ann.
Báidín Fheilimí briseadh i dToraí,
Éisc ar bord agus Feilimí ann. Refrain

Translation

Feilimí’s little boat went to Gola,
Feilimí’s little boat and Feilimí in it,
Feilimí’s little boat went to Gola,
Feilimí’s little boat and Feilimí in it.

Refrain
A tiny little boat, a lively little boat,
A buoyant little boat, Feilimí’s little boat,
A straight little boat, a willing little boat,
Feilimí’s little boat and Feilimí in it.

Feilimí’s little boat went to Tory,
Feilimí’s little boat and Feilimí in it,
Feilimí’s little boat went to Tory,
Feilimí’s little boat and Feilimí in it. Refrain

Feilimí’s little boat crashed on Tory,
Feilimí’s little boat and Feilimí in it,
Feilimí’s little boat crashed on Tory,
Feilimí’s little boat and Feilimí in it. Refrain

Feilimí’s little boat crashed on Tory,
Fish on board and Feilimí in it,
Feilimí’s little boat crashed on Tory,
Fish on board and Feilimí in it. Refrain
(source)

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