My Brigantine (Louis Victor Saar)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-06)  CPDL #77893:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-06).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 352 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: My Brigantine
Composer: Louis Victor Saar
Lyricist: James Fenimore Cooper
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901 C. C. Birchard
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Original text and translations

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My brigantine!
Just in thy mould and beauteous in thy form,
Gentle in roll and buoyant on the surge,
Light as the sea-fowl rocking in the storm,
In breeze and gale thy onward course we urge,
My water-queen!

Lady of mine!
More light and swift than thou none thread the sea,
With surer keel or steadier on its path;
We brave each waste of ocean-mystery
And laugh to hear the howling tempest’s wrath,
For we are thine!

My brigantine!
Trust to the mystic power that points thy way,
Trust to the eye that pierces from afar,
Trust the red meteors that around thee play,
And, fearless, trust the Sea-Green Lady’s Star,
Thou bark divine!