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Willie My Brave
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(published by Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y., 1851)
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Firth, Pond & Co., N.Y. (1853)
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On the lonely sea-beat shore
A maiden fair was weeping,
Calling one who far away
Beneath the wave was sleeping.
Thus her sad unchanging strain
Floated ever on the main
Refrain:
Come o’er the billow,
Ride on the wave,
Come while the wind bloweth,
Willie my brave!
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He said his bark would soon return,
And with a kiss they parted;
But when a year had passed away,
She then grew weary hearted
Oh! ’twas sad, from day to day,
To hear the maiden’s plaintive lay
Refrain:
None who knew the maiden’s grief,
And saw her heart’s devotion
Would tell her of the fragile bark
That sank beneath the ocean;
But when all hope had passed away,
Her life breathed forth its parting lay
Refrain:
   
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