Mudcat Café message #583884 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13562   Message #583884
Posted By: radriano
01-Nov-01 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Row On [original versions]
Subject: Lyr Add: ROW ON
Row On
Words from ship's log, Three Brothers 1846
Set to music by Tim Laycock, England


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

Chorus:
Row on, row on, another day
May shine with brighter light
Ply, ply the oars and pull away
There's dawn beyond the night (Thou must not come tonight)

Bear where thou goest the words of love
Say all that words can say
Changeless affections strength to prove
But speed upon the way

Like yonder river will I glide
To where my heart would be
My barque should soon outsail the tide
That hurries to the sea

And yet a star shines constant still
Through yonder cloudy sky
And hope like this my bosom fill
From faith that cannot die

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