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Thread #49650   Message #784817
Posted By: Stewie
15-Sep-02 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Queen of Skye (Red Clay Ramblers)
Subject: Lyr Add: QUEEN OF SKYE (from Red Clay Ramblers)
Here is how I hear it:

QUEEN OF SKYE
(Jack Herrick)

It's haul her up, boys, and away she sails
Off to seek a fortune
With the sky in her bow and the wind in her sail
Bound for Carolina

Hush little baby don't you cry
Gone, gone away
We'll sail through the air on the Queen of Skye
Bound for Carolina

When the Queen of Skye stood in Glasgow town
Off to seek a fortune
Those ragged boys they fit her down
Gone, gone away

Kegs of dried-up salty beef
And biscuits shaped like boulders
An old one-legged parakeet
They carried on their shoulders

Hush little baby don't you cry
Gone, gone away
We'll sail through the air on the Queen of Skye
Bound for Carolina

For twenty-one days we sailed the main
Off to seek a fortune
Till we got swept up by a hurricane
Bound for Carolina

We rode those billows low and high
The passengers were wailin'
Then a great strong gust threw us up in the sky
Above the storm clouds sailin'

Hush little baby don't you cry
Gone, gone away
We'll sail through the air on the Queen of Skye
Bound for Carolina

Then the captain cried, 'Clap on more sail'
Off to seek a fortune
When we got caught up in a comet's tail
Bound for Carolina

We rode that comet round the moon
The passengers delighted
Then the first mate bellowed: 'There she be'
And America was sighted

Hush little baby don't you cry
Gone, gone away
We'll sail through the air on the Queen of Skye
Hush little baby don't you cry
Gone, gone away
We'll sail through the air on the Queen of Skye
Bound for Carolina

Words and music by Jack Herrick. Copyright Southern Music Pub. Co. BMI.
Source: transcription from The Red Clay Ramblers 'Rambler' Sugar Hill SH-CD 3798

--Stewie.