Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

J. W. Cherry

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1856

Comments

Six Songs by J.W.Cherry
Author of Shells of Ocean

Sailing on the Summer Sea
Words by J.E. Carpenter
Music by J.W. Cherry
Cherry's Songs

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson Washington St.

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Lyrics

Oh! how sweet it is to glide,
Sailing on the summer tide;
Like a bird upon the wind,
Leaving ev're care behind;
List'ning to the rippling sound,
As the glad waves dance and bound;
Blending with the distant roar
Of the waves that lash the shore.
From morn till night I'd wander free,
Sailing on the summer sea;
From morn till night I'd wander free,
Sailing on the summer sea!
Sailing on the summer sea!

The land has not a sound for me,
Like the music of the sea,
Singing out its own sweet song,
To the breezes all day long:
Softly now, now loud and deep.
As the winds the surges sweep;
Like a rich thanksgiving psalm,
To Him who rules the storm and clam.
Oh! how sweet it is to be,
Sailing on the summer sea;
Oh! how sweet it is to be,
Sailing on the summer sea!

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