My little one, come and listen To the calling of the sea' And watch how the wet sands glisten Where the surf has left them free' As thou and the wind together, Shall frolic along the strand; Thy feet as light as a feather Will hardly dent the sand' Unwind the veils that enfold thee' Thou never wast shy with me; The sea will rejoice to hold thee' The stars will delight to see' The beauty thou shalt discover Oh, Morning Star of my heart' Will dazzle even thy lover Who knows how fair thou art!
- by Adela Florence Nicolson, née Cory (1865 - 1904), as Laurence Hope, "Surf Song" [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 Wintter Haynes Watts (1884 - 1962), "Surf Song", published 1910 [ voice and piano ], from Five songs with piano accompaniment, no. 5, New York, G. Schirmer ; Boston, Boston Music Co. [sung text not yet checked]
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