The Skye Boat Song

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The Skye Boat Song  Originally a Gaelic rowing song, sometimes sung as a lullaby, called Cuachag nan Craobh (The Cuckoo in the Grove).  The lyrics were written by Sir Harry Boulton to an air collected in the 1870s by Anne Campbelle MacLeod (1855–1921) and first published in 'Songs of the North' in 1884.   The song recalls the escape of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, from Uist to the Isle of Skye, aided by Flora MacDonald. 

Score ID
Easy (Grades 1-3)
1 minute
Solo instrument (Accordion)
Folk music
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