The Skye Boat Song for Easy Guitar (PDF)

The Skye Boat Song (Outlander Theme) – Arranged for Easy Fingerstyle or Classical Guitar. Two Editions: Notation + TAB and Notation Only, PDF Download. The level is easy-intermediate, all first position. Video Lesson Link.

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The Skye Boat Song is a 19th-century Scottish song about the journey of Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) from Uist to the Isle of Skye as he evaded capture by Government troops after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Sir Harold Boulton, 2nd Baronet composed the lyrics to an air collected by Anne Campbelle MacLeod in the 1870s, and the line “Over the Sea to Skye” is now a cornerstone of the tourism industry on the Isle of Skye. Alternative lyrics to the tune were written by Robert Louis Stevenson, probably in 1885. After hearing the Jacobite airs sung by a visitor he judged the words of this song to be “unworthy”, so made a new set of verses “more in harmony with the plaintive tune”. It is often played as a slow lullaby or waltz… read more via its WIKI

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