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meself Origins: RL Stevenson - Skye Boat Song (21) RE: Origins: RL Stevenson - Skye Boat Song 01 Feb 19

Hey, if a young naif like you and an old hard-nose like Jack Campin like those lyrics, there must be something in them I'm missing. But I find them ... lacking. Unconvincing. Unmemorable. Almost as if he can't decide if he's trying to write verse for children or for adults.

I can understand how someone born and bred in Scotland might tire of the whole Bonnie Charlie thing - but the imagery, sentiment, and lyricism of Boulton are effective, if not particularly original.

But I'm not trying to change anyone's mind - if you like those lyrics, like them!

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