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Thread #15229   Message #135060
Posted By: Alice
12-Nov-99 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Queen Mary's Escape / Arran Boat Song
Subject: RE: Queen Mary's Escape / Aran Boat
I was just looking through a Scottish songbook, and I came across this song with yet another title: PUT OFF, AND ROW WI' SPEED. The book credits Robert Allan (1774-1841) and calls the tune Highland Boat Song. The lyrics and tune are exactly as I found them in the Levy sheet music site under the title QUEEN MARY'S ESCAPE. It would be interesting to find out if there is a record of Gaelic lyrics that are older than this Queen Mary version. -alice