Bounding, bounding boat go lightly
O'er the swelling water, O!
Tilting, tilting wave gleam brightly,
In the starlight's golden glow!
Thro' the still night sound, O song,
Where love lingers list'ning long,
Where love lingers, where love lingers, lingers list'ning long;
Bounding, bounding bounding boat go lightly,
O'er the swelling water O! Song! Where love linger list'ning long.
Lo! her longing, faithful arms she reaches
Forth to greet me from the shore,
Yes, my true love, on the beach is,
playful ran she on before!
Kucken, Friedrich Wilhelm, "Barcarole" (1859). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 46.
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