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His boat comes on the sunny tide

Language: English

His boat comes on the sunny tide,
And brightly gleams the flashing oar;
The boatmen carol by his side,
And blithely near the welcome shore,
How softly Shannon's currents flow!
His shadow in the stream I see;
The very waters seem to know
Dear is the freight they bear to me.

His eager bound, his hasty tread,
His well-known voice I'll shortly hear;
And oh, those arms so kindly spread!
That greetings smile! That manly tear!
In other lands, when far away,
My love with hope did never twain;
It saw him thus, both night and day,
To Shannon's banks return'd again.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (G. Pertz) , title 1: "Es kommt sein Boot auf sonn'gem Meer"

Text added to the website: 2004-12-10.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 102

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