Bonny Boat (S. Wesley Martin)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 333 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Bonny Boat
Composer: S. Wesley Martin
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1870 Root & Cady

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Original text and translations

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Bonny boat, so smoothly flowing
O’er the lakelet’s silver tide,
While the water’s gentle music
On the air doth softly glide.
How we love t’enjoy thy pleasure,
As the evening’s twilight ray
Lingers softly on the summit
Of the hills so far away.

As we ply our oars so nimbly,
To the measure of our song;
Oh, how gently, yet so swiftly,
Dost thou glide, our boat, along,
Nor ’till twilight soft hath faded
From our vision in the West,
Do we leave thee, home returning
To our hallowed place of rest.