“A Home on the Mountain Wave”


Chorus: "Ha ha my boys, these are the joys of the noble and the brave, who love the life in the tempest's strife and a home on the mountain wave." Several verses basically describing the thrills of sailing, especially in stormy weather.


This is found on two broadsides in the Bodleian collection, published in New York and Philadelphia. - SL


  1. Harlow, pp. 214-216, "A Home on the Mountain Wave" (1 text)
  2. Roud #9152
  3. BI, Harl214


Alternate titles: “Mountain Wave”; “A Bold Brave Crew”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1860 (Broadside)
Keywords: sailor storm foc's'le
Found in: US