In the harbour, in the island, in the Spanish seas, Are the tiny white houses and the orange trees, And day-long, night-long, the cool and pleasant breeze Of the steady Trade Winds blowing. There is the red wine, the nutty Spanish ale, The shuffle of the dancers, and the old salt's tale, The squeaking fiddle, and the soughing in the sail Of the steady Trade Winds blowing. and o'nights there's the fire-flies and the yellow moon, And in the ghostly palm trees the sleepy tune Of the quiet voice calling me, the long low croon Of the steady Trade Winds blowing.
- by John Masefield (1878 - 1967), "Trade winds", appears in Salt Water Ballads, first published 1902 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by J. Frederick Keel (1871 - 1954), "Trade winds", published 1919 [ voice and piano ], from Three Salt-Water Ballads, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Samuel R. Lewis , "Trade winds", published <<1940 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Humphrey Procter-Gregg (1895 - 1980), "Trade winds" [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Tom Vernon Ritchie (b. 1922), "Trade winds" [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
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