The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94755 Message #1836736
Posted By: Lighter
17-Sep-06 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Skye Boat Song confusion
Subject: RE: Skye Boat Confusion
Concerning MacLeod's contribution, it would be too much to assume that she left even the first strain strictly alone. If she was impressed enough to publish the tune at all, her own version must resemble what she heard, but few Romantic composers would think some adjusting to taste was unseemly.
That perspective proves nothing, but it may increase the likelihood that the original was indeed a version of "Cuachag nan Craobh."