American Old Time Song Lyrics: 40 Alone On The Midnight Sea
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 40
ALONE ON THE MIDNIGHT SEA.
Copyright, 1880, by E. H. Harding.
Words by Martin S. Blacklock. Music by Connolly.
Alone on the midnight sea, scarce a breath in her drooping sail,
A ship through the silence glides like a ghost in the moonlight pate;
And a solitary seaman treads her deck with forehead bare,
For the solemn grandeur of the scene hath moved his soul to prayer;
Then he wipes a teardrop from his cheek, tho' brave as man can be,
As he thinks of all the loved And lost, alone on the midnight sea;
As he thinks of all the loved and lost, alone on the midnight sea.
Alone on the midnight sea, as he looks on the sky so fair.
He thinks of his childhood's home, of his sire with the silv'ry hair;
Of a gentle sister, true till death, that shared his ev'ry joy,
Of his mother dear whose latest breath had blessed her sailor boy;
Then his fancy leaves the faded past, for dreams of bliss to be,
With the blooming girl that sighs for him, alone on the midnight sea;
With the blooming girl that sighs for him, alone on the midnight sea.