Mudcat Café message #112124 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13562   Message #112124
Posted By: radriano
07-Sep-99 - 12:16 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Row On [original versions]
Subject: Lyr Add: ROW ON ^^
Here are the words to Row On:

Words from ship's log, Three Brothers 1846
Set to music by Tim Laycock, England

Clouds are upon the summer sky
There's thunder in the wind
Pull on, pull on and homeward hie
Nor give one look behind

Bear where thou goest the words of love,
Say all that words can say;
Change lest affections strength to prove
But speed upon the way.
Row on, row on, another day
May shine with brighter light
Ply, ply the oars and pull away
There's dawn beyond the night

Oh, like yon river would I glide
To where my heart would be.
My barque should soon outsail the tide
That hurries to the sea.

But yet a star shines constant still
Through yonder cloudy sky;
And hope as bright my bosom stills
From faith that cannot die.

Row on, row on, God speed the way,
Thou must not linger here;
Storms hang about the closing day,
Tomorrow may be clear.