by John Banister Tabb (1845 - 1909)

The Half‑Ring Moon
Language: English 
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.

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Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

This text was added to the website: 2005-09-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 62