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The Skye boat song

First line:
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing
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A traditional air. The song relates to an incident concerning Prince Charles in the winter of 1745/6 when he escaped from his enemies by putting out to sea in a rising storm with Flora Macdonald and a few other loyal Highland followers. His pursuers did not dare to follow.

from notes by John Currie © 2000

Recordings

Songs of Scotland
CDH55336

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Track 8 on CDH55336 [3'17]

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