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Music of the Waters.              197
Tutti le stele prende el so camino ; La tramontana no se move mai, E se la tramontana se movesse, Bravo quel mariner che naveghesse.
Of all the stars, each single one
Doth take its wonted way; The northern star 'tis that alone
Burns steadfastly alway, And if the northern star begins
To wander like its peers, Brave mariner is he who wins
The port, and homeward steers. Horatio F. Brown.
The above is one of the favourite choruses of the gondo­liers ; and the following, a Sicilian boatman's song, " Love ! Love! " :—

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