I’m on the sea (James Holmes Rosecrans)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-06-01).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 287 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: I’m on the sea
Composer: James Holmes Rosecrans
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1875 Lee & Shepard

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Original text and translations

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The sea, the sea, the open sea!
The blue, the fresh, the ever free.
Without a mark, without a bound,
It runneth the earth’s wide regions round;
It plays with the clouds, it mocks the skies,
Or like a cradled infant lies;
I’m on the sea! I’m on the sea!
I am where I would ever be;
With the blue above, and the blue below,
And silence reigns where-e’er I go,
If a storm arise and awake the deep,
What matter? I shall ride and sleep.