Helisir - The Skye Boat Song (Scottish Traditional)

Lene Helisir

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Excuse the hayfeverish sound, I'm currently enduring the worst hayfever in years and my voice hasn't been exactly in top form. But hey I learned this song yesterday afternoon on harp and I just.. do something :P. [Chorus:] 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, Thunderclouds rend the air; Baffled, our foes stand by the shore, Follow they will not dare. [Chorus] 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. [Chorus] Many's the lad fought on that day, Well the Claymore could wield, When the night came, silently lay Dead on Culloden's field. [Chorus] Burned are their homes, exile and death Scatter the loyal men; Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath Charlie will come again.