Loch Tay Boat Song waltz

Also known as Loch Tay, The Loch Tay Boat Song.

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

Loch Tay Boat Song has been added to 3 tune sets.

Loch Tay Boat Song has been added to 35 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Loch Tay Boat Song
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
|c|e2 dc2e|g3e2g|c'2 ba2g|g3e2c|
|f2 ga2g|g3e2c|e2 dd2e|f2 ed2c|
|e2 dc2e|g3e2g|c'2 ba2g|g3e2c|
|f2 ga2g|g3e2c|e2 dc2B|(c3c2)|
|g|c'2 ba2g|g3e2g|c'2 ba2g|g3e2c|
|f2 ga2g|g3e2c|e2 dd2e|f2 ed2c|
|e2 dc2e|g3e2g|c'2 ba2g|g3e2c|
|f2 ga2g|g3e2c|e2 dc2B|(c3c2)|
# Added by match .
X: 2
T: Loch Tay Boat Song
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|G|B2 AG2B|d3B2d|g2 fe2d|d3B2G|
|c2 de2d|d3B2G|B2 AA2B|c2 BA2G|
|B2 AG2B|d3B2d|g2 fe2d|d3B2G|
|c2 de2d|d3B2G|B2 AG2F|(G3G2)|
|d|g2 fe2d|d3B2d|g2 fe2d|d3B2G|
|c2 de2d|d3B2G|B2 AA2B|c2 BA2G|
|B2 AG2B|d3B2d|g2 fe2d|d3B2G|
|c2 de2d|d3B2G|B2 AG2F|(G3G2)|
# Added by JACKB .

Four comments

Loch Tay Boat Song

Don’t know much about this song, other than it was made famous by the Corries. Its in C Major as I’ve been learning it on the harmonica, but it would probably do well to be shifted down bit.

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It was made more famous by Dougie MacLean.

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The bar lines are in the wrong place. The first downbeat is on the first E, the C before it being a pick up note (or anacrusis, to be posh) so the first bar line should be after that first C.

The song is credited to one Harold Edwin Boulton (1859-1935).

Corrected abc

Thanks for that - now I’m revisiting it it I realise my mistake! I’ve fixed the abc to hopefully put the ‘swing’ in the right place for anyone new to the tune.

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