anonymous said:

That's the lyrics to the real Skye Boat song and the tune that is used for the theme. But a lot of the lyrics for the theme song were taken from a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson which is called Sing Me a Song of a Lad That is Gone

right. which is what the person asked me to post. the original skye boat song lyrics. 

but now, out of interest of comparison, i’ll copy the poem’s lines:

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,

      Say, could that lad be I?

Merry of soul he 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 his soul;

      Where is that glory now?

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,

      Say, could that lad be I?

Merry of soul he sailed on a day

      Over the sea to Skye.

Give me again all that was there,

      Give me the sun that shone!

Give me the eyes, give me the soul,

      Give me the lad that’s gone!

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,

      Say, could that lad be I?

Merry of soul he 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.

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oakcore said:

you're pretty influential in the fandom, so i'll ask: pls post the lyrics of the real skye boat song, a lot of people think its actually "lass". That's fine, but yeah

haha oh yeah i dont think i knew the lyrics were entirely different from the show’s lyrics until someone pointed it out in a skype chat one night

the real lyrics are incredible depressing here you go:

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 wind howls
loud the waves roar

Thunderclaps rend the air
Baffled our foes
stand by the shore
Follow they will not dare

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

Many’s the lad fought on that day
Well the claymore did wield
When the night came
silently lain
Dead on Colloden field

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

Though the waves heave
soft will ye sleep
Ocean’s a royal bed
Rocked in the deep
Flora will keep
Watch by your weary head

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

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