Báidín Fheilimí

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"Báidín Fheilimí" or sometimes "Báidín Fheidhlimidh" (old spelling) 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. The lyrics are in the Irish language, and it is based on the immortalistion of a small boat owned by a man called Feilimí (Phelim).

It has been covered by artists such as Na Casaidigh,[1] Sinéad O'Connor[2] and Emmet Spiceland.[3]


The lyrics, which are in the public domain, are as follows:


  1. ^ http://www.geocities.com/celticlyricscorner/cassidys/baidin.htm[dead link] The Cassidys - Báidín Fheilimí - Phelim's Little Boat]
  2. ^ Sinead O'Connor - Baidin Fheilimi Lyrics
  3. ^ Báidín Fheidhlimí recorded as a single by Emmet Spiceland (1968) Available on 'Báidín Fheidhlimí- Selected Gael Linn Singles 1968-1980' (Gael Linn) 2013.