The Heart of a sailor (Stephen Adams)

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Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2004-06-29).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 34 kB   Copyright: Free Art License
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Title: The Heart of a Sailor
Composer: Stephen Adams

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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1. Now who's the man for a lass to wed,
To be true and never fail her?
You may trust to me, for I've sail'd the sea,
There's none like an honest sailor!
For his thoughts are free as the wind or sea,
And he's got such a dash of the briny,
His heart is light and his laugh so bright,
He makes life all sunshiny.

He may sail in a smack or a man o'war,
Or aboard of an Arctic whaler,
But it's all the same, If Jack's his name,
And he's got the heart of a sailor.

2. Then he has to be so oft at sea,
Which saves a deal of bother,
For husbands and wives don't always agree
As they should with one another.
And if he flirts with one or two
In the ports of ev'ry nation,
You can all do the same without any blame,
Which is surely a consolation.


3. So lasses all, when he comes to you
And declares his adoration,
Your love confess, and answer "yes"
Without any hesitation.
For he's the man for a lassie's hand,
To be true and never fail her,
And of all the husbands in the land
There's none like a true born sailor.