Sea, The

DESCRIPTION: "The sea, the sea, the open sea, The blue, the fresh, the ever-free, Without a mark, without a bound..." "I love, oh how I love to ride On the fierce foaming bursting tide...." The old seaman looks back on a tumultuous but happy life
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal by William Histed of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: sailor sea nonballad age
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 63-64, "The Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2019
NOTES [30 words]: To me this looks like a professional piece which Histed copied down in his journal for some reason. But Huntington's notes left me with just enough doubt to include the song here. - RBW
File: SWMS063

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