Life on the Ocean Wave, A

DESCRIPTION: "A life on the ocean wave, a home on the rolling deep, Where the scattered waters roll And the winds their revels keep." The sailor thrills to the sea life, so much that he welcomes even the storms
AUTHOR: Words: Epes Sargent (1813-1880)/Music: Henry Russell (1812-1900)
EARLIEST DATE: 1838 (_New York Mirror_ for May 19, according to Gardner, with the words credited to "Zeta") (Russel's sheet music published 1838 by Hewitt & Jacques of New York)
KEYWORDS: ship sailor nonballad
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REFERENCES (3 citations):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 87-89, "A Life on the Ocean Wave" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1250, p. 86, "A Life on the Ocean Wave" (1 reference)
ADDITIONAL: Martin Gardner, editor, _Famous Poems from Bygone Days_, Dover, 1995, pp. 123-124, "A Life on the Ocean Wave" (1 text)

ST SWMS087 (Partial)
Roud #2033
SAME TUNE:
Oh! Come, Fair Maid, With Me (by Kate J. Boyd) (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 112)
Song for the Galland Hearts! An Original Fireman's Song (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 146)
The Swill Milk Song ("Hurrah! for the steaming swill") (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 153)
File: SWMS087

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