Over the sea, over the sea, My love he is gone to a far countree; But he brake a golden ring with me The pledge of his faith to be. Over the sea, over the sea, He comes no more from the far countree; But at night, where the new moon loved to be Hangs the half of a ring for me.
- by John Banister Tabb (1845 - 1909) [author's text not yet checked 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 Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "The Half-Ring Moon", A. 26 (1912?), published 1941. [medium voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2005-09-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 62