Skye Boat Song
Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep,
Many's the lad fought on that day,
Burned are our homes, exile and death
Lyrics by Sir Harold Boulton, Bart., 1884. The first half of the tune is said to be an old sea shanty; the other half is traditionally attributed to Annie MacLeod.
Sound file created by Lesley Nelson-Burns, www.contemplator.com.
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