Authors

Stephen Glover

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1859

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The Murmuring Sea
Words by Mrs. Crawford
Music by Stephen Glover

One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”

Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street

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Abstract

[verse 1]
Murmuring sea! Beautiful sea!
How I love to list to thy melody,
When the winds are still in the rocky caves,
And the sweet stars glance on thy purple waves
Tis then I dream of the distant land,
Where I left a loveing and joyous band
Oh! dearer than ever they seem to be,
As I muse on the shore of the murmuring sea,
As I muse on the shore of the murmuring sea!

[verse 2]
Murmuring sea! Beautiful sea!
I no more shall sail o'er thy water free,
But I watch the ships till the fade from sight,
And my fancy follows their trackless flight,
And my fancy follows their trackless flight,
Bounding away to their destin'd mart,
To the land so dear to my loving hear!
Oh! dearer than ever it seems to me,
As I muse on the shor of the murmuring sea!
I muse on the shore of the murmuring sea!

[chorus]
Murmuring sea! beautiful sea!
Oh! dearer than ever they seem to be,
As we muse on the shore of the murmuring sea,
The murmuring sea, murmuring sea.
Beautiful sea, beautiful sea!
Murmuring, murmuring, murmuring sea

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