Highland Boat Song waltz

Also known as Arran Boat Song, The Arran Boat Song, The Highland Boat Song.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Highland Boat Song has been added to 3 tune sets.

Highland Boat Song has been added to 34 tunebooks.

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Two settings

1
X: 1
T: Highland Boat Song
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E2|A3 BA2|c4 d2|e4 de|a3g3|e3 dc2|B2A2G2|E4:|
e2|ga3e2|e3 de2|ga3g2|e6 |a3ba2|e3 de2|a3ba2|e3dcB|
A3BA2|c4d2|e3 d2e|a4 g2|e3dc2|B3 c2B|A3G3|A6||
2
X: 2
T: Highland Boat Song
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Amin
E2 | A3 E A2 | c3 B c2 | e3 c e2 | a4 g2 | e3 d c2 | B3 c d2 | e3 d c2 | B2 BA G2 |
A3 E A2 | c3 B c2 | e3 c e2 | a4 g2 | e3 d c2 | B3 A G2 | A3 B A2 | A4 :|
z2 | g3 a g2 | e3 d e2 | g3 a g2 | e3 d e2 | a3 b a2 | e3 de2 | a3 bag | e d3 B2 |
A3 E A2 | c3 B c2 | e3 c e2 | a4 g2 | e3 d c2 | B3 A G2 | A3 B A2 | A4 :|

Two comments

This is a lovely tune and I have played this in a set ,after My Own Home, for years.

The Galley of Lorne

This is not "The Arran Boat Song" but a tune called "The Galley of Lorne", here from the Tannahill Weavers’ first album Are You Sleeping Maggie (1976).

The Galley of Lorne is an inn dating from possibly the 16th century in Ardfern, Argyll, which in days past catered for drovers on their way to the cattle markets. The actual boat - the "Galley of Lorne" was a symbol of Somerled, Lord of Lorne, King of the Western Isles, who reclaimed the area from the vikings.