The Loch Tay Boat Song Lyrics

Silly Wizard

album: Track 9 in album Kiss the Tears Away
release date: 1983
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic/Folk
length: 5:05

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Silly Wizard Kiss the Tears Away cover art
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When i've done my work o' day
And i row my boat away
Doon the waters of Loch Tay
As the evening sun is failing
And i look in to Ben Lawers
Where the after glory glows
And i dream of two bright eyes
Wi' the merry mouth below

She's my beauteous nighean ruadh
She's my joy and sorrow too
But i fear she is not true
And i cannot live without her
But my heart's a boat in tow
For i'd give the world to know
If she means to let me go
As i sing horee horo

Nighean ruadh your lovely hair
Has more beauty I declare
Than all the tresses fair
From Killin tae Aberfeldy
Be they lint white, brown or gold,
Be they blacker than the sloe
They are no more use to me
As the melting flakes of snow

Oh her dance is like the gleam,
Of the sunlight on the stream,
And the song the wee folks sing,
Are the songs she sings at milking
But my heart is full of woe
For last night she bade me go
Now me tears will only flow
As i sing horee horo

Thanks to Gill MacGillekieran for the correction

Track Listing

  • 1 The Queen of Argyll
  • 2 Golden, Golden
  • 3 Finlay M. MacRae
  • 4 The Banks of the Lee
  • 5 Sweet Dublin Bay
  • 6 Mo Nighean Donn, Grádh Mo Chridhe (My Brown Haired Maiden, Love of My Heart)
  • 7 Banks of the Bann
  • 8 The Greenfields of Glentown / The Galtee Reel / Bobby Casey's Number Two / Wing Commander Donald MacKenzie's Reel
  • 9 The Loch Tay Boat Song