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coolpinkone
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@Ferret  .. Is this the same as your Skyboat song.  I can't recall .. If so did you at one time post the sheet.  I am obsessed with playing with this tune!!  

Cheers Toni

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I can answer that, Toni. Yes it is the Skye Boat Song, used as the theme song for the "Outlander".

Lyrics here at this site.

http://artists.letssingit.com/.....z3CbbeEWKn

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@coolpinkone 

Yes. as Ken said, its the same tune

I've attached the music for a duet and for solo violin with lyrics in PDF format

Would love to hear you playing it one day violin_girl

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Oh thank you @Fiddlestix and @Ferret .. I love that song. I hope I can play it well. :)

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coolpinkone said
Oh thank you @Fiddlestix and @Ferret .. I love that song. I hope I can play it well. :)

You always say "I hope I can", but heres the truth. Every new video or audio you put up shows improvement from the last. Ive watched you closely (and even coached you) over these last few months and if you continue to put in the same level of hard work and practice you have so far, by this time next year you'll be making that fiddle sing.

So, from now on I'd like to hear you say "when I can", because you WILL get there, that Im sure of. There are a lot of recreational fiddlers here, and thats cool (we each get from it what we put in). But like myself and a few others here, you are one of the obsessed insane. Your desire and drive is what will make you great.

How do you get to Carnegie hall ?

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@Barry 

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That's an easy one. Practice thumbs-up

Yes, I realise that the question may have been 'rhetorical'. But but some of our members may not have heard it laugh

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Practice practice practice.. Oh yes.... Boy oh boy.  Last night's practice was long.... A. Hour just playing new easy tunes from sheet.  Building up the skill of playing from sheet ... Songs for the grand daughters to sing along with... This Old Man, Bingo... Etc..it was fun and helps my site reading.

 Then 30 mins of normal songs... Minuet, Thaxted, sad romance, drunken sailor, old Joe, GodFather.... I played till I dropped .  

Gotcha Barry... I can't wait to learn and play Sky Boat song and it will sound like the Outlander theme.  Good tip...  Thank you so much for all the help and advice. 

Cheers!! Toni 

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@Barry you are so right... Got out of bed ... And just played it lovely this morning.  Yep.. Obsessed!!

@Ferret what a lovely song to play on the violin... It is so beautiful.   So lovely... Gosh... Thank you!

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@coolpinkone -pink-violin-girl I was listening to some Jim Rhone tapes (he's a motivational speaker) - he said something like "Olympic athletes have the gold medal inside before they ever win it". I get the feeling this is how you feel about the violin (fiddle) - you have it on the inside so you are really going to show it on the outside. Enjoy! semiquaver-1214

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Thanks for sharing that video Toni. Loved it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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@VickieD thank you.

I like motivational stuff and believe that too.. it is inside.. we have to pull it out.  

 

@fiddlerguy -You are welcome.. I like it too. :)

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Coolpinkone,

   Thanks for posting the video, and what a beautiful song. I enjoyed it very much.

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You are welcome AlmostTone... 

I learned to play it on Sunday.. and quite lovely I might add.

Thanks everyone for the encouragement.

Ferret/John had originally introduced the song... but I got captivated by the lyrics for Outlander and I really felt the need to play. 

Yay.. LOVE Skye Boat song!!!

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@Ferret thank you for the music

@Barry thanks for the encouragement.  

This was my Sunday Day one Attempt at The Skye Boat Song, I played it about an hour more after recording.  Since I am unfamiliar I was playing in my head to the Outlander version (theme song- Lass Version)  

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye. 

I simply can't wait to get home to play this tonight.

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Good job Toni. :)

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@coolpinkone 

Toni. That is 'Day One'? WOW. You are playing really well. Intonation right on and the bowing is great. thumbs-up

Have you been taking 'get really good' pills lately? roflol I must get some :)

Thanks for the update laugh

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@coolpinkone

noteNice job Toni - such a pretty song.semiquaver-1214

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Thank you John and Pierre and VickiD.. :)  :)  Very very kind.cow-fingerscrossed

I must have been overly inspired by the Outlander Theme John.  I went and listened to your Viola version today also on the viola site.  You inspired me a lot too!  I am always so happy to get free and simple sheet music.

The words to the song on the sheet you shared are so lovely also, all the verses.  Then the words to the Outlander version are pretty cool too.  I am kind of a lyric junkie. :)

Thanks again...

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@coolpinkone 

Toni. Just a bit more about the song

The song's original lyrics tells of how Bonnie Prince Charlie, disguised as a serving maid, escaped in a small boat after the defeat of his Jacobite rising of 1745, with the aid of Flora MacDonald. The song is a traditional expression of Jacobitism and its story has also entered Scotland as a national legend.

The lyrics were written by Sir Harold Boulton, 2nd Baronet, to an air collected in the 1870s by Anne Campbelle MacLeod 

Robert Louis Stevenson's poem, which has also been sung to the tune, has the following text

[Chorus:] Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Mull was astern, Rùm on the port,
Eigg on the starboard bow;
Glory of youth glowed in his soul;
Where is that glory now?

[Chorus]

Give me again all that was there,
Give me the sun that shone!
Give me the eyes, give me the soul,
Give me the lad that's gone!

[Chorus]

Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.

As you can see Toni, the Outlander version is an adaption of Stevenson's poem. His poem, like the original lyrics, refers to a man. (Charles)

Myself, I prefer Sir Harold Boulton's original lyrics. They are a bit 'bloodier' than Stevenson's  :)

[Chorus:] 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 winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclouds rend the air;
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
Follow they will not dare.

[Chorus]

Though the waves leap, so soft shall ye sleep,
Ocean's a royal bed.
Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep
Watch by your weary head.

[Chorus]

Many's the lad fought on that day,
Well the Claymore could wield,
When the night came, silently lay
Dead on Culloden's field.

[Chorus]

Burned are their homes, exile and death
Scatter the loyal men;
Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath
Charlie will come again.

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@Ferret / John

That kind of stuff really interests me.  I love your post.  Thank you so much.  I have been working on my WW1 and WW2 history lately...and my history in the area that we are discussing is lacking...very much so.

I love the song.. I love the lyrics and the versions.  I could melt away in lyrics like this forever and forget my sterile weird world.

Thanks again for the Skye Boat song and historical stuff.  I have been on cloud nine that I could play and enjoy it. Sang it all day.... as a matter of fact I was humming while on the phone today and I didn't know my sales person was on the other end. ha ha.. He said it was nice. :)  oh ..I was embarrassed.

Thanks again...looking to play this song with  more "????" something..not sure what I can add (YET)... and whatever of my heart and soul that I can pour into the song, I will share progress in a few weeks... Maybe with the Traveler Violin.... I heard it is heading my way!!!!!

:)  

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