The Skye Boat Song

by Daisy Chute

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This is an arrangement of traditional Scottish song "The Skye Boat Song" with words by Robert Louis Stevenson, performed live by Daisy Chute and friends, and released for Bandcamp Day Friday 5th June 2020.

The song is also known as "Speed Bonnie Boat" and famously has been used as the theme tune for the popular television series Outlander.

The cover photo was taken by Christopher Parker on the Isle of Skye in January 2020.

This song with accompanying video is featured on Daisy Chute's video series Window Sessions. The video can be found here: www.facebook.com/daisychuteofficial/videos/717754258972545/

Track mixed and mastered by Christopher Parker.

lyrics

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

Mull was astern, Rum on the port,
Eigg on the starboard bow;
Glory of youth glowed in her soul:
Where is that glory now?

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

Billow and breeze, islands and seas
Mountains of rain and sun
All that was good, all that was fair
All that was me is gone

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye

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released June 5, 2020
The Skye Boat Song is a traditional Scottish song with lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson.

This arrangement is performed by
Daisy Chute on vocals and ukulele
Christopher Parker on acoustic guitar
Elisabeth Flett on violin
Emily Harding on viola/melodica
Paul Harding on mandolin/melodica
Jordan Murray on percussion

Track mixed and mastered by Christopher Parker

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Daisy Chute London, UK

Daisy Chute is a folk-americana songstress & banjo-wielding multi-instrumentalist. Daisy’s musical roots are born out of her transatlantic Scottish/American heritage & she has been compared to artists like Joni Mitchell, Simon&Garfunkel & Eva Cassidy. Daisy writes award-winning intelligent songs with stories, and performs them with spine-tingling vocals, rich harmonies & intricate instrumentation. ... more

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