Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1840

Comments

"Outward Bound", a song written and composed by the hon. Mrs. Norton
Boston: published by Parker & Ditson 135 Washington Street.

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Abstract

Fill fill the sparkling brimmer!
Fill for the moments fly,
The star's weary light grows dimmer
And the moon fades away from the sky
Drink, for the signal flag is up,
And the wind is veering round
In haste let us pledge out parting cup
To the health of the outward bound!
Fill high! this hour to morrow,
Nor toast nor jest shall be,
But a few shall meet with sorrow,
While the many plough the sea!
As yet we are all together
Give the toast; let it circle round;

CHORUS
Full sails, and prosp'rous weather
And a health to the outward bound!
Full sails, and prosp'rous weather
And a health to the outward bound!
A health a health a health to the outward bound!
A health a health a health to the outward bound!
A health a health a health to the outward bound!

Let no adieu be spoken;
To weep is a woman's part
Nor give me a farewell token!
But a health from our inmost heart!
And oft when the rough waves roll around
And the wind blows keen and free,
The health that we drank to the outward bound
Shall come back to their memory
Old friends shall still seem near them
In their ocean cradled sleep
And the dreaming thought shall cheer them
Far out on the stormy deep
Then while the mid watch passes,
Let the glad toast circle round

CHORUS

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