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No More Sailing
Lyrics by Lex D. Hall

'The silver sands of Morar have inspired many songs of love and longing this is one of the best.'

Silver sands on the horizon pull away we’re homeward bound
Where the gulls wheel above us but the wind makes no sound
There the harbour in the distance and I’ve dreamed of this day
For I’ll love no other and here I will stay.

No more sailing never more to foreign lands
For my love’s awaiting by yon silver sands of Morar
And I’ll never leave those high hills again
And I’ll never leave those high hills again.

When the first snows of winter lay on the ben
I gave my promise to come back again
But the winds were so cruel and the seas were so high
And oft times we thought boys that here we would die.

Fare-the-well to my companions may we meet again
Every hour brings us nearer to my journey’s end
Now the sun sets behind me and its light bathes the shore
And I’ll sing of Scotland and wander no more.

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