Skye Boat Song
Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward, the sailors cry Carry the lad that's born to be king Over the sea to skye Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar, Thunder clouds rend the air; Baffled our foe's stand on the shore Follow they will not dare Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep Ocean's a royal bed Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep Watch by your weary head Many's the lad fought on that day Well the claymore could wield When the night came, silently lay Dead on Culloden's field Burned are our homes, exile and death Scatter the loyal men Yet, e'er the sword cool in the sheath, Charlie will come again. *note: This song commemorates the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie from these Shores when Flora MacDonald took him, disguised as a serving maid, From Uist to Skye in a small boat. Flora is buried at Kilmuir on the north coast of Skye. Prince Charlie Near Rome where he was born. Words by Sir Harold Boulton, Bart., 1884. Music by Annie MacLeod.
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