Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

Austin Philips

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

Merrily O'er the Waves
No.1 Songs of the Sea
The poetry by the Revd. J.R. Wreford
The music by Austin Phillips

New York Atwill Broadway

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Lyrics

Merrily o'er the the waves I go
Far far away from shore
No music half so sweet I know
As the noise of old oceans roar

Merrily merrily o'er the waves I speed
On the gale's swift wing
The surges round me madly rave
And their foam to the skies they fling
Merrily o'er the waves I go
Far far away from shore
No music half so sweet I know
As the noise of old oceans roar
Merrily o'er the waves I go o'er the waves I go
Merrily o'er the waves I go o'er the waves I go

No earthly king can rival me
Nor half my glory own
My kingdom is the mighty sea
And my gallant ship my throne
From shore to shore like some fleet bird
I cleave the sea and sky
To my merry men I give the word
And wher'e'er I list I fly



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