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Asleep In The Deep


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Stormy the night and the waves roll high,
Bravely the ship doth ride,
Hark! while the lighthouse bell's solemn cry
Rings over the sullen tide

There on the deck see two lovers stand,
Heart to heart beating, and hand to hand;
Though death be near, she knows no fear
While at her side is one of all most dear

Loudly the bell in the old tower rings,
Bidding us list to the warning it brings 
sailor, take care -  sailor, take care

Danger is near thee, beware, beware,  beware, beware
Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep, 
so beware, beware

Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep,

so beware, beware

What of the storm when the night is over
There is no trace or sign.
Save where the wreckage hath strewn the shore
Peaceful the sun doth shine.

But when the wild raging storm did cease,
Under the billows two hearts found peace
No more to part  no more of pain
The bell may now tell its warning in vain. 

The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.