Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1831

Comments

Words by Walter Scott

Music by J. Willis

Boston: Published by C. Bradlee 107 Washington Street

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Lyrics

[Refrain]
Merrily, merrily goes the bark,
Before the gale she bounds;
So darts the dolphin from the shark,
Or the deer before the hounds.

[Repeat Refrain]
They left Lock Tua on their lee,
And they waken'd the men of the wild Tiree,
And the Chief of the sandy Coil;
of the sandy Coil.

[Repeat Refrain]
They paus'd not at Columba's Isle,
Though peal'd the bells from the holy pile,
They paus'd not at Columba's Isle,
Though peal'd the bells from the holy pile,
With long with long and measur'd toil;
No time for matin or for mass,
And the sound of the holy summons pass
Away away in the billows roll,
in the billows roll,
in the billows roll.

[Repeat Refrain 3x]

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