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A descriptive ballad sung with enthusiastic applause by Mr. H. Russell. The words by F.W.N. Bailey Esqr. The music composed by Henry Russell.

Lith. of Endicott.

Price 50 Cts.

New York. Published by James L. Hewitt & Co. 239 Broadway and by Firth & Hall. 1 Franklin Square.

G.W. Quidor Engvr.

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Life saver! Wave stemmer!
Deep diver! away!
Night's shadows are closing
The portals of day;
One the breast of the billow
We hear his low wail,
We have put up the rudder,
And furl'd up the sail.
No signal from Heav'n
Will show where he be;
And where'er he be driven
We men cannot see.
Ho! Carlo! Newfoundland!
Go follow his cry,
As it gaspingly answers
The sea moaners sigh;
The boat shall be lower'd,
The men shall belay,
Life saver! Wave Stemmer!
Deep diver away!
Away fetch him out! fetch him up! seize him! ho!
Mount the wave dog! mount the wave dog! ha! down, down below!
hark! watch! bear a hand bring a light not a sound bring a light
Hark! there's a moan
Yes the waves moaning over the drown'd
God's spirit preserve him,
Amen and amen.
Hist! a flash and a motion
Ha! Carlo Ha! Carlo again
Good dog then good dog then
Bear a hand then pull tight
A boat hook a boat hook
He's in and all's right;
Come Carlo quick follow,
Fine fellow hard strife,
Wave stemmer! Deep diver!
We owe you a life.



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