American Old Time Song Lyrics: 32 The Life Boat Crew
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 32
THE LIFE-BOAT CREW.
Copyright 1888. by Chas. D. Blake,& Co.
Written and Composed, by Frederick J. Titus.
The night is dark, the storm-winds blow, the sea is raging mountains high;
The thunders crash again is heard, the blinding lightning cleaves the sky;
The flash of the minute gun is seen, its sound is drowned in ocean's roar;
Too well we know what that must mean, aship has struck our rock-bound shore.
so then and ready his life to give that those on board that bark may live.
Then all together, boys! pull together, boys!
Hearts as light as any feather, boys;
Each sinew tough as any leather, boys.
All eyes, my boys, are on the life-boat crew.
Now see, the boat is riding high upon the white foam-crested wave,
And now engulfed she seems to be in danger of a watery grave.
But no, she rises up again she reaches bark and ship-wrecked crew;
Oh, grant we may not ask in vain, assist our boys to pull her through.
The crew are rescued one by one, give thanks, the life-boat's, work is done-Ref