Asleep in the Deep (song)

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"Asleep In The Deep"
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Cover, sheet music, 1897
Song
Published 1897
Writer(s) Composer: Henry W. Petrie
Lyricist: Arthur J. Lamb
Language English

"Asleep in the Deep" is a song written by Arthur J. Lamb and composed by Henry W. Petrie in 1897. It is titled after a refrain at the end of the song. The phrase "asleep in the deep" refers to those who have drowned. The lyrics alludes to those who have met such a fate, while at sea.


'Stormy the night and the waves roll high, bravely the ship doth ride;Hark!
'While the lighthouse bell's solemn cry rings :'o'er the sullen tide.
'There on the deck see two lovers stand, heart to heart beating and hand in hand,
'Though death be near, she knows no fear, while at her side is one of all most dear.


'Loudly the bell in the old tower rings
'Biding us list to the warning it brings.
'Sailor take care! Sailor take care!
'Danger is near thee, beware! Beware!
'Beware! Beware!


'Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep so beware! Beware!
'What of the storm when the night is o'er? There is no trace or sign!
'Save where the wreckage hat strewn the shore, peaceful the sun doth shine.
'But when the wild raging storm did cease, under the billows two hearts found peace.
'No more to part, no more of pain, the bell may now toll its warning in vain.


'Loudly the bell in the old tower rings
'Biding us list to the warning it brings.
'Sailor take care! Sailor take care!
'Danger is near thee, beware! Beware!
'Beware! Beware!
'Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep so beware! Beware!
'Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep so beware! Beware!


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