Authors

John Watson

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1859

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Light May the Boat Row
Watson

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

O calmly may the waves flow,
And lightly may the boat row,
And safe and swift the boat go,
That my lad's in.
He plies the oar so tightly,
Moves in the dance so sprightly,
So gracefully and lightly,
O there are none like him.

Light may the boat row, the boat row,
Light may the boat row,
That my lad's in.
I know he is true hearted, true heated, true hearted,
He promised, when we parted,
To come to me again.

Light may the boat row, the boat row, the boat row,
Light may the boat row, that my lad's in.
He wears a blue jacket, blue jacket, blue jacket.
He wears a blue jacket and a dimple in his chin.
Light may the boat row, the boat row, the boat row,
Light may the boat row, that my lad's in.

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