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happy? - June 28 (Charlie slipped out)

Abby Sale 28 Jun 05 - 08:08 AM
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Subject: happy? - June 28
From: Abby Sale
Date: 28 Jun 05 - 08:08 AM

6/28/1746: Bonnie Prince Charlie slipped out of the MacDonald house in drag as Flora MacDonald's maid (but needing a shave and with his trousers slipping down to show below the skirt). He and Flora successfully evaded lots of British troops and informers. On this day, thanks to that heroine, he arrived on the isle of Skye from the Outer Hebrides. "Skye Boat Song" and "Twa Bonnie Maidens" are about that. [thanx Bob Waltz]
        Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
        Onward, the sailors cry
        Carry the lad that's born to be king
        Over the sea to skye

                "Skye Boat Song" by Sir Harold Boulton, 1884

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