Homeward Bound (II -- Loose Every Sail to the Breeze)

DESCRIPTION: "Loose every sail to the breeze, The course of my vessel improve... Ye sailors I'm bound to my love." The sailor rejoices to be going home to his faithful Emma. He toasts the ship and the wind which carries her home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1795 (Journal from the Joseph Francis)
KEYWORDS: sailor sea home
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 52-53, "Loose Every Sail to the Breeze" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2016
NOTES [39 words]: Huntington thinks this a traditional song, but his tune, at least, can hardly be regarded as traditional. It requires a range of two full octaves. Some singers could handle this, but probably not enough to keep the song current. - RBW
File: SWMS052

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