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Lyr Req: Charlie's Landing (Lady Nairne)

GUEST 25 Feb 01 - 09:03 AM
Jim Dixon 13 May 11 - 12:09 AM
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Subject: Charlie's Landing
Date: 25 Feb 01 - 09:03 AM


Does anyone know if this song is traditional?

"There came a wee boatie o'er the sea> > With the wind and the waves it strove sairly> > But O, it brought great joy tae me> > For wha was there but Prince Charlie.">

Thanks alot!


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Subject: Lyr Add: CHARLIE'S LANDING (Lady Nairne)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 May 11 - 12:09 AM

From Life and Songs of the Baroness Nairne edited by Rev. Charles Rogers (London: Charles Griffin and Co., 1869), page 117:

Air—"When Wild Wars."

There cam a wee boatie owre the sea,
Wi' the winds an' waves it strove sairlie;
But oh! it brought great joy to me,
For wha was there but Prince Charlie.
The wind was hie, and unco chill,
An' a' things luiket barely;
But oh! we come with right good-will,
To welcome bonnie Charlie.

Wae's me, puir lad, yere thinly clad,
The waves yere fair hair weeting;
We'll row ye in a tartan plaid,
An' gie ye Scotland's greeting.
Tho' wild an' bleak the prospect round,
We'll cheer yere heart, dear Charlie;
Ye're landed now on Scottish grund,
Wi' them wha lo'e ye dearly.

O lang we've prayed to see this day;
True hearts they maist were breaking;
Now clouds an' storms will flee away,
Young hope again is waking.
We'll sound the Gathering, lang an' loud,
Your friends will greet ye fairlie;
Tho' now they're few, their hearts are true,
They'll live or die for Charlie.

[The author of the lyrics is Carolina Nairne, née Oliphant, Lady Nairne (1766 – 1845). I don't know the origin of the tune.]

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