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The Loch Tay Boat Song

This song is by Silly Wizard and appears on the album Kiss The Tears Away (1983).

When I've done the work o day
And I row my boat away
Down the waters o Loch Tay
When the evening light is fallin'
And I look towards Ben lawyers
Where the after glory glow
And I dream on two Bright eyes
With a merry mouth below
She's my beauteous nigh-ean ruadh
She's my joy and sorrow too
And although she is untrue
Well I cannot live without her
For my hearts a boat in tow
And Id give the world to know
If she means to let me go
As I sing hee-re, ho-ro

Nighean ruadh your lovely hair
Has more beauty I declare
Than all the trasses fair
From Killin' and Aberfeldy
Be they lint white, Brown or gold
Be they blacker than the sloe

They mean not as much to me
Than the melting flake of snow
Her dance is like the gleam
O the sunlight on the stream
And the song the wee folks sing
Oh, they're the songs she sings at milking
But my heart is full of woe
For last night she bade me go
And the tears begin to flow
As I sing Hee-ree, Ho-ro

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