Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

L. Devereaux

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1833

Comments

Maltese Boatmans Song
Arranged for one two or three voices with an accompaniment for the piano forte
by L. Devereaux

New York. Published by Firth & Hall 1 Franklin Sqe.

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Lyrics

1st Voice
See, Brothers, see, how the night comes on,
Slowly sinks the setting sun,
Hark how the solemn vesper clear
Sweetly falls upon the ear;
Then haste let us work till the daylight is o'er
And fold our nets as we row to shore
Our toil and labour being done
How sweet the boatmans welcome home.
Home, home, home, the Boatman's welcome home,
Sweet O sweet the Boatman's welcome home.

2d Voice
See how the tints of daylight die,
Soon we'll hear the tender sigh;
For when the toil of labour's o'er,
We shall meet our friends on shore;
Then haste let us &c.
For fame or gold how e'er we roam,
No sound so sweet as welcome home.
Home, home, &c.

Then let us haste let us work till daylight is o'er,
And fold our nets as we row to shore.
Our toil and labour being done
How sweet the Boatman's welcome home.
Home, home, home, the Boatman's welcome home,
Sweet, O sweet the Boatman's welcome home.
Welcome home, welcome home, welcome home.

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