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Skye Boat Song.


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Dennis James

 Genre: Folk-Rock
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Skye Boat Song

C Am G
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
C F C
Onward! the sailors cry;
C Am G
Carry the bairn that's born to be King
C F C
Over the sea to Skye.


Am Dm
Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Am
Thunderclaps rend the air;
Am Dm
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
Am G7
Follow they will not dare.

C Am G
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
C F C
Onward! the sailors cry;
C Am G
Carry the bairn that's born to be King
C F C
Over the sea to Skye.


Am Dm
Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep,
Am
Ocean's a royal bed.
Am Dm
Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep
Am G7
Watch by your weary head.




Am Dm
Many's the bairn fought on that day,
Am
Well the claymore could wield,
Am Dm
When the night came, silently lay
Am G7
Dead in Culloden's field.



Am Dm
Burned are their homes, exile and death
Am
Scatter the loyal men;
Am Dm
Yet e'er the sword cool in the sheath
Am G7
Charlie will come again.
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Uploaded: Mar 07, 2009 - 05:21:26 PM
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2009 - 05:21:26 PM Last Played: Jul 10, 2019 - 09:21:56 PM
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mowguy3 said 3820 days ago (March 7th, 2009)
first
of your music I have checked out. Good stuff! Nice writing and fine production. Your vox delivery is unique in this one. Going to check out some more of your music. Thanks.
Be well, Russ
Check out my latest song called What Would That Make Me?
Feter said 3820 days ago (March 7th, 2009)
Skye Boat Song.
O ye the heay folky rock of the celtic sound ...very very great brass work
with the gutiar and drums ..just excellent my friend ..a genuine sound as
always ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Joe Brady said 3819 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
Celtic delight
Only thing I would add (if I knew how) would be some bagpipes. This is really well crafted. Nice.
Check out my latest song called Long Way From Denver
Dennis James said 3819 days ago (March 8th, 2009)
LOL....
Joe....if I only knew how to as well. First thing I wanted but could not work it out....
Check out my latest song called All Dried Out.
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Name: Dennis James
Location: Pittsburgh PA USA
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45 odd years working in Australia in a myriad of R&R and country-based bands. Now working out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See my interview in the MacJams Music Blog: Dennis James - Down Under in Pittsburgh... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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