Sea song (Walter Cecil Macfarren)

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  • (Posted 2019-11-17)  CPDL #55961:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-17).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 106 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Sea song
Composer: Walter Cecil Macfarren
Lyricist: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1876 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 9, no. 272

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Original text and translations

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1  The moon shines bright,
and our bark bounds light,
As the stag bounds over the lea,
We love the strife
of the sailor's life,
And we love our dark blue sea.

2  Now high, now low
to the depths we go,
Now rise to the surge again,
We make a track
on the ocean's back,
And play with his hoary mane.
We love our dark blue sea.