Grey rocks, and greyer sea, And surf along the shore -- And in my heart a name My lips shall speak no more. The high and lonely hills Endure the darkening year -- And in my heart endure A [memory]1 and a tear. Across the tide a sail That tosses, and is gone -- And in my heart the kiss That longing dreams upon. Grey rocks, and greyer sea, And surf along the shore -- And in my heart the face That I shall see no more.
Confirmed with The Collected Poems of Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, edited by Desmond Pacey, Wolfville, NS: The Wombat Press, 1985, pages 137-1381 Cave-Browne-Cave, Tamblyn: "mem'ry"
- by Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860 - 1943), "Grey rocks and greyer sea" [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 Mabel P. (Phoebe?) Cave-Browne-Cave (1881 - 1958), "Grey rocks and greyer sea", 1923. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
- by Bertha Louise Tamblyn (1877 - 1954), "Grey rocks and greyer sea
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