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34 SONGS OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS.
40. OUT ON THE DEEP.
Out on the deep, when the sun is low,
And the sea with splendor burns, With his scaly spoil, from his evening toil,
The fisher homeward turns; And his oars flash bright in the ocean light,
And he knows that eyes on shore Look out on the deep for his bright oar sweep,
And he sings as he swings his oar: "A long sweep, lads, and a strong sweep, boys*'
And a song as along we go, For the hearts that yearn for our home return,
When the evening sun is low, >
When the evening sun is low."
Out on the deep, when the sun is dead,
And the first sweet star doth gleam, Of a day that is dead, and a love that is fled,
The fisher oft will dream; And he thinks, tho' far, like that first bright star,
She is still beside as of yore, And his oars gleam bright in its sweet pale light,
And he sighs as he plies his oar: "A slow sweep, lads, and a low sweep, boys,
And a song as along we go, For the hearts of Love that is bright above,
And its gleam in the wave below,
And its gleam in the wave below,"