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From the lone sheiling .....

From the lone sheiling . . .

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This excerpt from the Canadian Boat Song, written or at least recorded by D. M. Moir in the 19th century, was sung by crews paddling the Canadian lakes, men dispossessed by the clearances. The phrase "Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland" speaks to many.

Marion has used the skyline from near her home on the Isle of Skye, showing Idrigill Head at far left and the MacLeod's Tables.

The full song can be found here and a discussion on its attribution to D. M. Moir can be found here.

'From the lone shieling of the misty island
Mountains divide us, and waste of seas -
Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland,
And we in dreams behold the Hebrides.'

 
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