A Life On The Ocean Wave

A life on the ocean wave,
A home on the rolling deep,
Where the scatter’d waters rave
And the winds their revels keep.
Like an eagle cag’d, I pine
On the dull, unchanging shore;
O give me the flashing brine,
The spray and the tempest’s roar.
A life on the ocean wave,
A home on the rolling deep,
Where the scatter’d waters rave
And the winds their revels keep.

Once more on the deck I stand
Of my own swift-gliding craft;
Set sail! Farewell to the land!
The gale follows fair abaft.
We shoot through the sparkling foam
Like an ocean bird set free;
Like an ocean bird, our home
We’ll find far out at sea.
A life on the ocean wave, etc.

The land’s no longer in view,
The clouds have begun to frown;
With a good stout ship and crew,
We’ll say, “Let the storm come down
And the song of our hearts shall be,
While the winds and the waters rave,
“A life on the heaving sea,
A home on the bounding wave.”
A life on the ocean wave, etc.

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