(Chorus)
Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on a wing,
Onward the sialor's 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
Watched 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 our homes, exile and death
Scatter the loyal men.
Yet, 'ere the sword cool in the sheath
Charlie will come again!

[Chorus]
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The Skye Boat Song Lyrics

John McDermott – The Skye Boat Song Lyrics

Songwriters: HACKETT, STEVE
The Skye Boat Song lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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