Gordon Bok Gordon Bok 2 14 2010-02-16T18:38:00Z 2010-02-16T18:38:00Z 1 110 627 Timberhead 5 1 770 9.6926

牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋?Chall Eilibh

牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Tune: Traditional Barra

牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?Arr:?Gordon Bok


This is listed in M. Kennedy-Fraser's book Songs of the Hebrides Vol. I as "a coastwise song; words by Agnes Mure Mackenzie, Stornaway, Lewis."?The air is from the island of Barra.?Kennedy-Fraser arranged it for piano; I hear it more sparsely, with less rhythm.?Here are Mackenzie's words:


Gordon ?12-string guitar


牋牋牋牋牋?Where are the ships that have sailed the seas

牋牋牋牋牋?Out to the setting of suns long past?

牋牋牋牋牋?Broken and gone, for the tumbling seas

牋牋牋牋牋?Have covered them over from first to last.


牋牋牋牋牋?Noroway snekr out of the north

牋牋牋牋牋?Galleys of Venice, tall ships of Spain

牋牋牋牋牋?With strong men singing have all set forth

牋牋牋牋牋?And the sea lies bare to the drifting rain.


牋牋牋牋牋?Chall eilibh hor eile

牋牋牋牋牋?Chall oro?o:p>





Chall Eilibh is recorded on the album In the Kind Land and is also in the songbook One to Sing, One to Haul