Sea Fever (Bruno Vlahek)

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Editor: Bruno Vlahek (submitted 2016-09-07).   Score information: A4, 28 pages   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sea Fever
Composer: Bruno Vlahek
Lyricist: John Masefield

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSSAAATTTBBB
Genre: Secular

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2015

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Original text and translations

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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.