Music Of The Waters - online book

Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
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Music of the Waters.             343
of the captain was punished by the loss of his ship. The bells are supposed to lie in the bay and announce by strange sounds the approach of a storm.
The late Henry Smart has set to music the legend of the town of" Vineta," on the Baltic—once, it is said, the greatest emporium in the north of Europe—several times destroyed and built up again, till in 1183, it was upheaved by an earthquake and swallowed by a flood. The ruins of Vineta are popularly believed to be visible on certain days, and their bells audible below the waves, between the coast of Pomerania and the island of Rugen. By the kind permis­sion of Messrs. Novello, Ewer, and Co., I am enabled to give the air of this most beautiful song, and the words which are from the Schleswig-Holstein poetry :—







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