The fishing boat (John Liptrot Hatton)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-02-04). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 101 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
1 While sunset through a cloud rift streamed,
And weirdly o'er the waters gleamed,
A boat put out to sea:
Away from purple cliffs and caves,
Cleaving the golden-crested waves,
Across the darkening sea.
That night the waves were tempest tossed,
The hapless boat full soon was lost,
In the wild and hungry sea.
2 They watched from shore, through blinding rain,
Till morning broke, and watched in vain;
For them that sailed away.
Wailing the wind came over the sea,
Over the weary, sobbing sea,
But nevermore came they.
Peaceful they rest in waters deep,
No storm disturbs their quiet sleep
'Neath ocean far away.