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The Celebrated Melodies of the Rainer Family.

Adapted for the Piano Forte.

The Sailor Boy's Carol.

Words by Thomas Power Esq.

Adapted to the Alpine Horn.

Boston. Parker & Ditson. 1841

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[Verse One]
There's joy up on the sparkling sea, sparkling sea,
For blithe and gay the sailor tells of merry hours where pleasure dwells:
Who so happy, who so free!

Hurra! hurra! hurra! hurra!

[Verse One cont.]
List to the note, list to the song
Marked with gayest measure
Thoughts of his home, thoughts of his fair
bring their truest pleasure.

[Repeat "La"]

[Verse Two]
Though tempests move the boundless main,
His song is heard amid the gale
That swells the vessel's graceful sail
Dear the feeling, sweet the strain!


[Verse Three]
Come them to the sparkling sea
Where pleasure dwells without a care,
Where skies are bright and winds are fair,
For the joyous and the free.




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