“A Life on the Ocean Wave”


"A life on the ocean wave, a home on the rolling deep, Where the scattered waters roll And the winds their revels keep." The sailor thrills to the sea life, so much that he welcomes even the storms


  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 87-89, "A Life on the Ocean Wave" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2033
  3. BI, SWMS087


Author: Words: Epes Sargent/Music: Henry Russell
Earliest date: 1838 (sheet music)
Keywords: ship sailor nonballad