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Crossing The Bar

Written by Alfred Lord Tennyson - long, long ago

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Sunset and evening star

And one clear call for me

And may there be no moaning of the bar

When I put out to sea

But such a tide as moving seems asleep

Too full for sound and foam

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home

Twilight and evening bell

And after that the dark

And may there be no sadness of farewell

When I embark

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crossed the bar

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.