The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94755   Message #4052620
Posted By: DonMeixner
15-May-20 - 11:20 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Skye Boat Song confusion
Subject: RE: Origin: Skye Boat Song confusion
I could make this a Pulling Shanty easy enough. Counting the beats against the syllables it would make up to a ceremonial tempo quite nicely. But I have no idea if the melody ever was a proper working song.


(F'rd)Speed bonnie (Pull)boat,

Like a (F'rd)bird on the (Pull)wing.

(F'rd)"Onward" the (Pull) sailors cry(F'rd).

Car(Pull)ry the la(F'rd)d

That's bo(Pull)rn to be (F'rd)king

(Pull)Over the (F'rd)sea to Sk(Pull)ye.