The Corries - The Skye Boat Song Lyrics

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

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Johnny Lad
  • 2 Wild Rover
  • 3 Sally Free and Easy
  • 4 Lord of the Dance
  • 5 Kid's Songs
  • 6 Liverpool Judies
  • 7 Flower of Scotland
  • 8 Hills of Ardmorn
  • 9 Granny's in the Cellar
  • 10 Will Ye Go Lassie Go
  • 11 Tiree Love Song
  • 12 The Road to Dundee
  • 13 Ca' the Ewes
  • 14 Annie Laurie
  • 15 Hunting Tower
  • 16 The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
  • 17 Ae Fond Kiss
  • 18 The Lowlands of Holland
  • 19 The Skye Boat Song
  • 20 The Nut Brown Maiden


  • Credits
    album: Track 19 in album In Concert: Scottish Love Songs
    release date: 1995
    popularity : 117 users have visited this page.
    Album Information
    label: Beat Goes On Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5017261202673
    script: Latin