Skye Boat Song


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Lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson. Arranged by Jay Althouse

Story

A traditional Scottish song telling the tale of the escape of the pretender, Charles Edward Stuart (the Bonnie Prince Charles) to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at the devastating battle at Culloden in 1746. The lyrics used here are not the traditional lyrics but are written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Arranged by Jay Althouse

Lyrics

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone
Say could that lad be I
Merry of soul, he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Give me again, all that was there
Give me the sun that shone
Give me the eyes, give me the soul
Give me that lad that`s gone

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone
Say could that lad be I
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

Billows and breeze, island and seas
Mountains of rain and sun
All that was good, all that was fair
All that was me is gone

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone
Say could that lad be I
Merry of day he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

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