kali’s song (ssaa)


  • Catalog ID: S-194
  • First Line: give a boy a boat
  • Composer: Martin Donnelly, Arr. Donald Patriquin
  • Voicing: ssaa
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: English
  • Country: Canada
  • Other: 2003
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


This easy, laid back song sings of how “Kali loves the sea…once he’s heard the whine of the wind in the riggin’, once he’s heard the call to his soul from the sea, once he’s stared wide-eyes into the depths of the ocean, give the boy a boat and he’s gone.”  “Kali’s Song” reflects composer Martin Donnelly’s wonder of nature and the “ingrained, handed down through the family” sound of generations of Irish people.