Skye Boat Song, aka Over the Sea to Skye


Key: G*

Form: Waltz

ABC

G major version:

“G” D3 E D2 | “G” G4 G2 | “D” A3 B A2 | “D” d6 |
“G” B3 A B2 |[1 “C” E4 E2 | “D” D6 | “D” D6 :|[2 “C” E4 F2 | “G” G6 | “G” G6 ||
“Em” B3 G B2 | B6 | “Am” A3 E A2 | A6 | “Em” G3 E F2 | “C” G4 F2 | “Am” E6 | “Em” E6 |
“Em” B3 G B2 | B6 | “Am” A3 E A2 | A6 | “Em” G3 E F2 | “C” G4 F2 | “Em” E6 | “D” D6 |
“G” D3 E D2 | “G” G4 G2 | “D” A3 B A2 | “D” d6 | “G” B3 A B2 | “C” E4 E2 | “D” D6 | “D” D6 |
“G” D3 E D2 | “G” G4 G2 | “D” A3 B A2 | “D” d6 | “G” B3 A B2 | “C” E4 F2 | “G” G6 | “G” G6 |]

D major version:*

P:A
“D”[A3D6F6]BA2 | “Bm”[d6A6F6] | “G6″[e3A6B6]f”Em”e2 | “Asus”[a6e6A6] | “Bm”[f3F6B6]ef2 | “G”[B4D6G6]-BB | “Dsus”[A6G6D6]- | “D”[A6F6D6] |
“D”[A3D6F6]BA2 | “Bm”[d6A6F6] | “G6″[e3A6B6]f”Em”e2 | “Asus”[a6e6A6] | “Bm”[f3F6B6]ef2 | “G”[B4D6G6]-BB  | “Asus”[A6E6D6]- | “A7″[A6E6C6] ||
P:B
“Bm”[f2B6F6]d2f2 | [f6B6] | “Em”[e2B6E6]B2e2 | [e6B6] | “Bm”[d2B6F6]B2d2 | “G”[d4B6G6]d2 | “Bm”[B6F6]- | [B6F6] |
“Bm”[f2B6F6]d2f2 | [f6B6] | “Em”[e2B6E6]B2e2 | [e6B6] | “Bm”[d2B6F6]B2d2 | “G”[d4B6G6]d2 | “Bm”[B6F6]- | “A”[B6A6E6] |
P:C
“D”[A3D6F6]BA2 | “Bm”[d6A6F6] | “G6″[e3A6B6]f”Em”e2 | “Asus”[a6e6A6] | “Bm”[f3F6B6]ef2 | “G”[B4D6G6]-BB | “Dsus”[A6G6D6]- | “D”[A6F6D6] |
“D”[A3D6F6]BA2 | “Bm”[d6A6F6] | “G6″[e3A6B6]f”Em”e2 | “Asus”[a6e6A6]| “Bm”[B6F6f6]- | [B2F2f2][e2E2][f2F2] | “G”[B6G6D6]- | [B4G4D4][B2B,2] | “D”[A6E6D6A,6]- | [A6F6D6A,6] |]

 

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Source (if known): Trad?

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Region: Scotland

*Notes: We are mostly familiar with the G major version, but Jean Rhéaume offers the ABC above in D major.”to suit the accordion and piano”, noting that the parts are played ABABC.