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Skye Boat Song: Sab, Choral Octavo

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Skye Boat Song: Sab, Choral Octavo - L'Estrange, Alexander
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The Skye Boat Song is perhaps one of the best-known Scottish melodies of all. It refers to the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie who, still only a boy, was smuggled out of Scotland to France after the Scots' defeat by the English at the Battle of Culloden in 1745. Despite there being a huge reward on his head, not one of his faithful Highlanders would betray him to the "auld enemy": a girl named Flora MacDonald disguised him in her maid's clothes and helped to row him "over the sea to Skye." The words by Sir Harold Boulton ...

Skye Boat Song: Sab, Choral Octavo 2013, Faber & Faber

ISBN-13: 9780571538126

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