The Riverside song book/A Life on the Ocean Wave
A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE.
Epes Sargent. Henry Russell.
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1. A life on the o - cean wave, A home on the roll - ing
2. Once more on the deck I stand Of my own swift-glid-ing
3. The land is no longer in view, The clouds have be - gun to
deep, Where the scat - tered wa - ters rave, And the
craft, Set sail! fare - well to the land. The
frown, But with a stout ves- sel and crew We'll
winds their rev - els keep: Like an ea - gle caged I
gale fol-lows far a - baft: We shoot thro' the spark - ling
say "Let the storm come down I" And the song of our heart shall
pine On this dull, un - chang - ing shore: Oh!
foam, Like an o - cean bird set free; Like the
be. While the winds and the wa - ters rave. A
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give me the flash - ing brine. The spray and the tem - pest roar!
o - cean bird, our home Well find far out on the sea!
life on the heav-ing sea, A home on the bound - ing wave!