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Posted By: Nigel Parsons
27-Jul-11 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Fishermen's Evening Song (Breton)
Subject: Lyr Add: Fishermen's Evening Song (Breton)
FISHERMEN'S EVENING SONG
Words: K T Sizer
A Breton folk song (for Solo(S) & Chorus(Ch))


(S) One song, my comrades, ere we go,
(Ch) Listen to the glad waves' call.
(S) The tide runs high, the sun sinks low.
(Ch) Listen to the wild waves call.
(S) We toil while others sleep.
(Ch) Hark they call, wild waves call.
(S) Far sailing o'er the deep.
(Ch) Listen to the deep waves' call.

(S) One cheer, my comrades, ere we go,
(Ch) Listen to the glad waves' call.
(S) A Breton fisher fears no foe.
(Ch) Listen to the wild waves call.
(S) 'Mid rocks and whirlpools dread.
(Ch) Hark they call, wild waves call.
(S) Boldly we seek our bread.
(Ch) Listen to the deep waves' call.

(S) One look, my comrades, ere we go,
(Ch) Listen to the glad waves' call.
(S)Our seaport town lies safe and low,.
(Ch) Listen to the wild waves call.
(S) Sleep soft, dear friends, at home.
(Ch) Hark they call, wild waves call.
(S) Sleep, while we cross the foam..
(Ch) Listen to the deep waves' call.

(S) One pray'r, my comrades, ere we go,
(Ch) Listen to the glad waves' call.
(S) For waves may roar and tempests blow.
(Ch) Listen to the wild waves call.
(S) Lord, let thy strong arm be
(Ch) Hark they call, wild waves call.
(S) Round all who toil at sea.
(Ch) Listen to the deep waves' call.




NP
From: Folk Songs of Many Lands
Collected by J Spencer Curwen