Adam Skirving Quotes

Adam Skirving (1719 in Haddington, East Lothian – April 1803) was a Scottish song writer known for Hey, Johnnie Cope, are Ye Waking Yet?

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Adam Skirving

Time that is moved by little fidget wheels Is not myTime, the flood that does not flow. Between the double and the single bell Of a ship's hour, between a round of bells From the dark warship riding there below, I have lived many lives, and this one life Of Joe, long dead, who lives between five bells.

Adam Skirving