Skye Boat Song


Refrain:   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 howl, loud the waves roar,

Thunderclouds rend the air;

Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,

Follow they will not dare.


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.