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Song for a Seafarer

  • Year: 1982
  • Included in So Bravely Dream by Quasimodal Chorus ..
    CD from:  harmonpublishing.com
  • Also found on Bright Shining Morning by Janet Russell, 1993, from Harbourtown Records, Cumbria, UK.
Listen: Song for a Seafarer. Recorded live (full song)

Words:

Song for a Seafarer

By Jan Harmon
words and music © 1982
1. Maid there lived down by the seashore .. Wind west and away-o .. And she begged her love to sail no more .. Come away .. away with me. 2. He gave to her a little gold ring .. Wind west and away-o .. "You will wed your love at the tide's flowing" .. Come away .. away with me. 3. When the moon was new, he put to sea .. Wind west and away-o .. And the moon it grew so watchfully .. Come away .. away with me. 4. When the moon was full, she could not sleep .. Wind west and away-o .. She heard him call her across the deep .. Come away .. away with me. 5. Then there came a whale from the sea's Southeast .. Wind west and away-o .. And it said, "He sits at the dolphin's feast" .. Come away .. away with me. 6. Then there came a seal from the sea's Northeast .. Wind west and away-o .. And it said, "He walks with the dory priest" .. Come away .. away with me. 7. Then there came a gull from the sea's Southwest .. Wind west and away-o .. And it said, "He sleeps in a heron's nest" .. Come away .. away with me. 8. Then there came a boat from the sea's Northwest .. Wind west and away-o .. And it said, "I know where your love doth rest" .. Come away .. away with me. 9. So the maid, she sailed and she sailed alone .. Wind west and away-o .. Through days of sun and nights of stone .. Come away .. away with me. 10. And she found her love at the dolphin's feast .. Wind west and away-o .. She found her love with the dory priest .. Come away .. away with me. 11. And she found her love in the heron's nest .. Wind west and away-o .. She found the place where her love did rest .. Come away .. away with me. 12. Then she put on her little gold ring .. Wind west and away-o .. And she wed her love at the tide's flowing .. Come away .. away with me. 13. Now the sea-grass weaves them a lover's bed .. Wind west and away-o .. And the gold ring circles the moon o'rehead .. Come away .. away with me.