Canoe song

by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor From Six Songs Op. 37

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Canoe song
English source: Isabella Valancy Crawford

O, light canoe, where dost thou glide?
Below thee gleams no silver’d tide,
But concave Heaven’s chiefest pride.

Above thee burns Eve’s rosy bar;
Below thee throbs her darling star;
Deep ’neath thy keel her round worlds

Above, below, O sweet surprise,
To gladden happy lover’s eyes;
No earth, no wave—all jewell’d skies!


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (15 August 1875 – 1 September 1912) was a British composer and conductor.


Isabella Valancy Crawford

Isabella Valancy Crawford (25 December 1846 - 12 February 1887) was an Irish-born Canadian writer and poet.


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