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Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
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90               Music of the Waters.
4. " Fhad sa fhanadh ri cheile A dealeau 's a h-achuinn, 'S b'urrainn di geilleadh, Dod' laimhthrein air au aigeal. Hu-a ho, &c."
4. " So long as should together remain The planks and the gearing, And she could obey The strong arm on the deep. Hu-a ho, &c."
By kind permission I am enabled to quote the follow­ing song from the collection entitled " Songs of the North,'' jointly edited by Annie Macleod and Harold Boulton, music arranged by Malcolm Lawson, and pub­lished by Messrs. Field and Tuer, of the Leadenhall Press, London. The " Skye Boat - Song" (Jacobite) illustrates an episode in the wanderings of Prince Charlie in the winter of 1745-6, when he made his escape from the net his enemies had spread for him, by putting out to sea with Flora Macdonald and a few devoted Highland boatmen in a rising storm, an example which his pursuers, though well provided with boats, did not venture to imitate. The chorus begins the song and comes in at the end of each verse.

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