Under the wide and starry sky Dig the grave and let me lie; Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will. Here may the winds about me blow, Here the sea may come and go Here lies peace forevermo' And the heart for aye shall be still. This be the verse you grave for me: "Here he lies where he longed to be; Home is the sailor, home from sea, And the hunter home from the hill."
Song Cycle by Kathleen Billingham
?. Requiem  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), "Requiem", appears in Underwoods, first published 1887 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Grabschrift", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Requiem", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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