Early Spring - by Kathleen Allan

if SoundCloud audio (below) is not working, please try a different browser like Google Chrome or Firefox
 
order the sheet music - CP 1142
$2.35 - click herehttp://goo.gl/forms/LGaWqCNJFVhttp://goo.gl/forms/LGaWqCNJFVhttp://goo.gl/forms/LGaWqCNJFVshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1

click on the preview icon (right) to see the score


featuring Elektra - click here


Early spring, when I was young

the birds so merrilye have sung

was there ever a bird so happy as I

when my young sailor lad was nigh


‘Tis six long months since I’ve been wed

the days so merrilye have fled

but tomorrow morning by the dawning of the day

the ocean presses my love away


The eastern star is shining clear

the day o’er breaks on the ocean near

the sailor leaved his lovely bride

a-weeping on the ocean side


The time rolled on and he came no more

to see his bride on the ocean shore

His ship went down by the rollin’ of the storm

and in the deep, my love doth morn


I wish I were a-sleeping too

in the arms of my true love in the ocean blue

my soul to my God and my body in the sea

and the white waves rolling over me


Oh the past is past and she is gone

on earth we’ll meet no more

but we will meet in heaven above

on God’s eternal shore.


The eastern star is shining clear

the day o’er breaks on the ocean near

The sailor lies low and his lovely bride

is weeping by the ocean side.