American Old Time Song Lyrics: 45 The Secret Of The Waves

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THE SECRET OF THE WAVES.
Copyright, 1894, by A. O. Duncan.
Words by Frank B. Young. Music by A. O Duncan.
Arranged by Fred White.

The night was calm, the moon's pale light on the rippling waters shone,
The twinkling glare like diamonds bright set in that mighty throne.
She stood a one on the ocean's Shore and her heart with hope did burn,
While from her soul went out a pray'r for her loved one's safe return,
While from her soul went nut a pray'r for her loved one's safe return,
For her loved one's safe return.

Refrain.
The murmuring waves, as they rose and fell,
Would not their mournful secret tell-
Her loved one she would see no more, his soul had taken flight
To its home upon another shore, the ship went down that night;
Her loved one she womd see no more, his soul had taken flight
To its home upon another shore, the ship went down that night.

Ah, me! she sighed, where can he be? I am weary waiting here;
I'll not believe him false to me, my darling boy so dear.
He said, my love, I will be true a here I go, whate'er betide,
And surely I'll return to you, never more to leave your side;
And surely I'll return to you, never more to leave your side.
And never more to leave your side.

Refrain.
The murmuring waves, as they rose and fell,
Would not their mournful secret tell -
Her loved one she won d see no more, his soul had taken flight
To Its home upon another shore, the ship went down that night;
Her loved one she would see no more, his soul had taken flight
To its home upon another shore, the ship went down that night.

Ere morn she knew the sad, sad truth-death had claimed her darling boy
And left her life scarce in its youth without a hope or joy.
She prayed to Him who doeth all things right from a heart filled to the brim.
He could not come to me to-night, please let me go to him;
Ha could not come to me to-night, please let me go to him.

Refrain.
The murmuring waves, as they rose and fell,
Kept not their secret deep and well -
Her loved one she would see no more, his soul had tnken flight
To its home upon another shore, the ship went down that night;
Her loved one she would see no more, his soul had taken flight
To its home upon another shore, the ship went down that night.
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