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GUEST,Rossey Origins: RL Stevenson - Skye Boat Song (21) RE: Origins: RL Stevenson - Skye Boat Song 01 Feb 19


Of course a re-write of RL Stevenson's clunky lyric was used as the theme song for the equally dire Outlander TV series.   The other altered lyrics to the Skye Boat Song are appallingly twee, and don't scan.. but Outlander fans would lynch me for saying that! At least Boulton's lyrics trip off the tongue more easily, and make good use of pleasant alliteration in telling a whole romantic story. The other lyrics are very clumsy. Stevenson may have been a fine novelist.. but he stank as a lyricist.


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