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Bright is the moon on the deep

Language: English

Bright is the moon on the deep,
Bright are the cliffs in her beam,
  Sleep, my little one, sleep!
Look he smiles, and opens his hands,
He sees his father in distant lands,
And kisses him there in a dream,
  Sleep, sleep.

Father is over the deep,
Father will come to thee soon,
  Sleep, my pretty one, sleep!
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the West,
Under the silver moon,
  Sleep, sleep!

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An alternative (discarded) version of "Sweet and Low" as published in The Princess
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Joseph Barnby, Sir, Sidney Homer, Otto Dresel, Stephen Adams, William Henry Anderson, Johan Backer-Lunde, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, Gustav Holst, Graham Peel, Alfred Humphries Pease.

Text added to the website: 2010-01-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:43
Line count: 14
Word count: 80

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