The sailor's song (John Liptrot Hatton)

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General Information

Title: The sailor's song
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 185
  2nd published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 7, no. 222

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Original text and translations

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1  Sweetly blows the western wind,
Softly o'er the rippling sea;
And thy sailor's constant mind,
Ever turns to thee,
Though the north wind may arise,
And the waves dash madly by,
Though the storm should rend the skies,
And vivid lightnings round us fly;
Then, I love thee more and more,
Then more dear art thou to me,
And I sigh for that fair shore,
Distant o'er the sea.

2  Thus thy sailor, when away,
Fondly fancies home is near;
And to thee his thoughts will stray,
Thee he holds most dear.
Though the tempest may appal,
And strike terror to the brave,
Though on high for aid we call,
And pray we may not find a grave;
Then, I love thee more and more,
Then more dear art thou to me,
And I sigh for that fair shore,
Distant o'er the sea.