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The Skye Boat Song

Song type: Calm
Language: English
Age group: 0-2, 3-5
Audience: Baby, Children, Pre-school, Toddler
Topics: Bookbug

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Song and rhyme words

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 howls, loud the waves roar,

Thunderclaps rend the air.

Baffled our foes stand on the shore.

Follow they will not dare.

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.

Many's the lad fought on that day

Well the claymore did wield,

When the night came, silently lay

Dead on Culloden’s field.

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.

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

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.

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