Asleep in the Deep

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Asleep in the Deep  (1897) 
by Arthur J. Lamb
Asleep in the Deepis a song written by Arthur J. Lamb and composed by Henry Petrie in 1897. The phrase asleep in the deep refers to death by drowning.
Excerpted from Asleep in the Deep (song) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Stormy the night and the waves roll high,
Bravely the ship doth ride,
Hark! while the lighthouse bell's solemn cry
Rings over the sullen tide.
There on the deck see two lovers stand,
Heart to heart beating, and hand to hand;
Though death be near, she knows no fear
While at her side is one of all most dear

CHORUS
    Loudly the bell in the old tower rings,
    Bidding us list to the warning it brings sailor, take care - sailor, take care
    Danger is near thee, beware, beware, beware, beware
    Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep, so beware, beware
    Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep, so beware, beware

What of the storm when the night is o'er?
There is no trace or sign.
Save where the wreckage hath strewn the shore
Peaceful the sun doth shine.
But when the wild raging storm did cease,
Under the billows two hearts found peace
No more to part no more of pain
The bell may now tell its warning in vain.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1928, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.