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This is an adaptation of a traditional Scottish song which is also called the Iona Boat Song.

Lyrics

Softly onward we go
gently homeward we row
to the bonnie, bonnie isle of our home.

Leave the darkness behind
and the tears that are cried
for you'll see me no more in this world. I'm on the crest of the wave,
in the deepest dark cave,
everywhere and always at once
in the land my heart knew
with the first drop of dew
to the last glimpse of sun in the west.

Softly onward we go
gently homeward we row
to the bonnie, bonnie isle of our home. Leave the sadness behind
and the tears that are cried
aye, you'll see me no more in this life. I'm on the crest of the wave,
in the deepest dark cave,
everywhere and always at once
In the wind touching you
and the sea's turquoise blue,
I'm the fish who swam safely away.