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Alternative lyrics by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sing me a Song of a Lad that is Gone

BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Mull was astern, Rum on the port,
Eigg on the starboard bow;
Glory of youth glowed in his soul;
Where is that glory now?

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Give me again all that was there,
Give me the sun that shone!
Give me the eyes, give me the soul,
Give me the lad that’s gone!

Sing me a song of a lad that is gone,
Say, could that lad be I?
Merry of soul he sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.

Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.

Спой мне о том, кто уплыл на Скай,
Быть может, он — это я?
Весел душой, он в море ушёл,
Скрылась вдали земля.

Малл за кормою, налево — Рам,
Справа по курсу Эгг;
Юное пламя, пылавшее в нём,
Угасло, увы, навек.

Песней былое мне возврати,
Жаркое солнце отдай,
Зоркость верни и пылкость верни —
Я ещё не приплыл на Скай!

Ветер, волна, океан, острова,
Ливень, простор и свет —
Всё это было когда-то мной,
А ныне меня нет.

(Перевод: А.Сергеев)

Skye boat song (traditional Scottish)

Chorus: Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward! the sailors cry;
Carry the lad that’s born to be King
Over the sea to Skye.

Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
Thunderclaps rend the air;
Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
Follow they will not dare.

Chorus

Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep,
Ocean’s a royal bed.
Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep
Watch by your weary head.

Chorus

Many’s the lad fought on that day,
Well the Claymore could wield,
When the night came, silently lay
Dead in Culloden’s field.

Chorus

Burned are their homes, exile and death
Scatter the loyal men;
Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath
Charlie will come again.

Кэвин Маккои

Вот ссылка на интересный блог парня, который какое-то время жил в Самаре и преподавал здесь английский. Парень, как я понимаю, живёт везде понемногу и преподаёт с использованием своих авторских штук, не забывая при том писать небольшие рассказы-зарисовки.

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