Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile polka

Also known as An Dord Feinne, The Dord Feinne, Oro Se De Bheath Abhaile, Oró Se Do Beatha ‘bhaile, Oró Se Do Beatha Abhaile, Óró Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile, Oró Se Do Bheatha Bhaile, Oro, Se Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile, Oró, Sé Do Bheatha Abhaile.

There are 8 recordings of a tune by this name.

Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile has been added to 2 tune sets.

Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile has been added to 119 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmix
G2 GF/G/|AGFD|F2 FF/G/|FCDF|
G2 GF/G/|AGAc-|c3 c|dcAF|G2G2:|
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X: 2
T: Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
A4 A2 GA | B2 A2 G2 E2 | G4 G2 G>A | G2 D2 E2 G2 |
A3 A A2 G>A | B2 A2 B2 d2- | d6 d2 | e2 B2 d2 B2 | A2- A>B A4 :|
e4 e2 de | f2 e2 d2 B2 | d3 e d2 d>e | d2 A2 B<d- d2 |
e4 e2- e>d | f2 e2 f<a- a2- | a6- a>a | b2 f2 a2 f2 | e2-e>f e4 :|
G4 G2 FG | A2 G2 F2 D2 | F4 F2 FG | F2 C2 D2 F2 |
G4 G2 FG | A2 G2 A2 c2 - | c6 c2 | d2 A2 c2 A2 | G4 G4 :|
X: 3
T: Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
C3|:A,2DD2C|D3C2D|E2FE2D|C2A,A,2A,||
G,2CC2=B,|C2DE2D|C2=B,C2A,|G,2A,C2E||
D2A,A,2A,|D3C2D|E2FE2D|E2GG2G||
A=Bc=B2d|c2AG2E|F2DD2C| [1 D3D2C:| [2 D3A=Bc||
|:d3e2f|e2dc2A|G2FF2E|F2GA2F||
G2cc2=B|c2de2d|c2=Bc2A|G2EE^DE||
A2dd2e|{e}f3e2d|c2AG2E|G3E2G|
A=Bc=B2d|c2AG2E|F2DD2C| [1 D3A=Bc:| [2 D6|]
X: 4
T: Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A4 A2 GA | B2 A2 G2 E2 | G4 G2 G>A | G2 D2 E2 G2 |
A3 A A2 G>A | B2 A2 B2 d2- | d6 d2 | e2 B2 d2 B2 | A2- A>B A4 :|
e4 e2 de | f2 e2 d2 B2 | d3 e d2 d>e | d2 A2 B<d- d2 |
e4 e2- e>d | f2 e2 f<a- a2- | a6- a>a | b2 f2 a2 f2 | e2-e>f e4 :|
X: 5
T: Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile
R: polka
M: 2/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A4 A2 GA | B2 A2 G2 E2 | ~G4 G3 >A | G2 D2 E2 G2 |
~A4 A2 G>A | B2 A2 B2 d2- | d6 d2 | e2 B2 d2 B2 | ~A2- A>B A4 :|
e4 e2 de | f2 e2 d2 B2 | d3 e d2 d>e | d2 A2 B<d- d2 |
~e4 e2->de | f2 e2 f<a- a2- | a6- a>a | b2 f2 a2 f2 | e2-e>f e4 :|

Eighteen comments

I’m not sure if it’s actually a barndance, I would appreciate if anyone tells me exactly what is this :)

Lyrics:

Oró sé do bheatha abhaile

Oró, sé do bheatha abhaile,
Oró, sé do bheatha abhaile,
Oró, sé do bheatha abhaile
Anois ar theacht an tsamhraidh.

‘Sé do bheatha, a bhean ba léanmhar,
do ba é ár gcreach tú bheith i ngéibheann,
do dhúiche bhreá i seilbh méirleach,
is tú díolta leis na Gallaibh.

Tá Gráinne Mhaol ag teacht thar sáile,
óglaigh armtha léi mar gharda,
Gaeil iad féin is ní Gaill ná Spáinnigh,
is cuirfidh siad ruaig ar Ghallaibh.

A bhuí le Rí na bhFeart go bhfeiceann,
mura mbim beo ina dhiaidh ach seachtain,
Gráinne Mhaol agus míle gaiscíoch,
ag fógairt féin ar Ghallaibh.

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Perhaps it’s one of those tunes they call "song".

Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile

Here’s a memory that the song brings back to me. Circa 1944.
A wooden bench - A whitewashed wall - An iron stove - A cupboard tall. That was our school, and there we were, all singing at the top of our voices ‘Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile’ while the Master beat the time with his bamboo cane on the desk.. In spite of that I’ve always liked the song.
I once heard Dermot O’Brien and his Clubmen do a great jazz version of the tune. Great Stuff.

This tune

actually it’s a patriotic song, with oro se do bheatha abhaile meaning "Oro, welcome home." (oro being a person’s name)
You can find the translated lyrics if you google it.

Oro means Hail. Unless you’re a womble.

"Oro" is not a person’s name but rather a common "filler" used in irish songs, see "An Trucailin Donn" for an example. http://www.irishgaelictranslator.com/translation/topic87671.html

The wikipedia entry on this song is interesting in that it explains that the original version was a jacobite song but that Padraig Pearse saw fit to remove any mention of what he might have seen as a foreign king (James/Charles) and replaced it by Grainne Mhaol. History is like a song, anyone can rewrite it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Or%C3%B3_S%C3%A9_do_Bheatha_%27Bhaile

The 8th bar looks wrong to me. Given here as dcAF but I feel happier with dAcA.

Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile

X: 234
T: Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: song
K: ADor
A4 A2 GA | B2 A2 G2 E2 | G4 G2 G>A | G2 D2 E2 G2 |
A3 A A2 G>A | B2 A2 B2 d2- | d6 d2 | e2 B2 d2 B2 | A2- A>B A4 :|
K: EDor
e4 e2 de | f2 e2 d2 B2 | d3 e d2 d>e | d2 A2 B<d- d2 |
e4 e2- e>d | f2 e2 f<a- a2- | a6- a>a | b2 f2 a2 f2 | e2-e>f e4 :|
K: GDor
G4 G2 FG | A2 G2 F2 D2 | F4 F2 FG | F2 C2 D2 F2 |
G4 G2 FG | A2 G2 A2 c2 - | c6 c2 | d2 A2 c2 A2 | G4 G4 :|


Oró Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile - Sinead O’Connor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sje2VYw99A


Oró Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile - The Dubliners
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwM8pCAynbM


Óró Sé do Bheatha ‘Bhaile - Darach ÓCatháin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxB0NsFL6WI

Interesting. I’ve only heard one recording of that, but it uses only 2 parts, not 3. Essentially is is ceolachan’s setting without the third part. Anyone know it that way??

I think "ceolachan" was just posting the tune in 3 different keys, not as a 3-part tune.

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Re: Oró Sé Do Bheath Abhaile

Would any one know where i would find accordion dot music for this tune. I am learning the 2 row button accordion. My accordion is tuned b/c