Skye Boat Song (Philip Le Bas)
- Editor: Philip Le Bas (submitted 2017-02-13). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 85 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
Title: Skye Boat Song
Composer: Philip Le Bas
Description: A new setting of the traditional folk song for TTBB choir by Philip Le Bas
External websites: Video score (mp4) of "Skye Boat Song": 
Original text and translations
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.
Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclaps rend the air;
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
Follow they will not dare.
Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep,
Ocean's a royal bed.
Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep
Watch by your weary head.
Many's the lad fought on that day,
Well the claymore could wield,
When the night came, silently lay
Dead on Culloden's field.
Burned are their homes, exile and death
Scatter the loyal men;
Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath
Charlie will come again.