Sunday, August 02, 2009

Another New Tune for Another Old Song

This one, Asleep in the Deep, also has a text by Arthur J. Lamb.
Stormy the night and the waves roll high,

Bravely the ship doth ride,

Hark! while the lighthouse bell's solemn cry

Rings o'er the sullen tide.

There on the deck see two lovers stand,

Heart to heart beating, and hand to hand;

Tho' death be near, she knows no fear

While at her side is one of all most dear.


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!

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.
You can also download a PDF here, and listen to it here.

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