Beautiful Isle of the Sea
DESCRIPTION: "Beautiful isle of the sea! Smile on the brow of the waters, Dear are your mem'ries to me, Sweet as the songs of your daughters, Over the mountains and vales, Down by each murmuring river." The singer praises this "Land of the True and the Old"
AUTHOR: Words: George Cooper / Music: J. B. Thomas
EARLIEST DATE: before 1866 (Bodleian broadsides)
KEYWORDS: nonballad home
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Heart-Songs, pp. 224-226, "Beautiful Isle of the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hylands-Mammoth-Hibernian-Songster, p. 23, "Beautiful Isle of the Sea!" (1 text)
ST HeSo224 (Partial)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(210), "Beautiful isle of the sea," J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also Harding B 11(2582), "Beautiful isle of the sea," H. Such (London), 1863-1865; also 2806 c.16(45)=Harding B 13(242), Firth c.12(116), "Beautiful Isle of the sea!" T. Pearson (Manchester), 1850-1899; also 2806 b.11(8), "Beautiful isle of the sea," The Poet's Box (Glasgow), 1868
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