The Singers' companion, a choice selection of fashionable songs/Merrily, merrily goes the bark

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The Singers' companion
Merrily, merrily goes the bark


From "The Lord of the Isles, a Poem, written by Sir Walter Scott. Music by Mazzinghi.

Merrily, merrily goes the bark,
Before the gale she bounds,
So darts the dolphin from the shark,
Or the deer before the hounds
They left Loch Tua on their lee,
And they wakened the men of wild Tiree,
And the chief of the sandy Coll.
They paused not at Columba's Isle,
Though pealed the bells at the hoary pile,
With long and measured toll.
No time for matin or for mass,
And the sounds of the holy summons pass
Away to the billow's roll.

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.