New lyrics to an old English folk song

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New lyrics to an old English folk song

Postby Smileyface256 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:02 pm

I wrote this about a year ago. I used to play this song all the time on violin (when I could play--different story). It's an old sailor song called "Blow, Ye Winds Westerly." It's such a beautiful tune, I can almost hear the waves rocking the boat when I sing it in my mind. The only words that aren't original are two lines in the chorus.

Let me tell you a story of sailing the sea,
A ship full of mem'ries comes sailing to me,
There stands the captain with faith without fail,
He shouts, "Climb up on deck, lads and let down the sail."

So, blow, ye wind westerly, westerly blow,
To home's secure harbor, now steady we go,
Blow ye winds westerly, westerly blow,
To home's secure harbor, now steady we go.

Up rose a storm of terrible size,
So fast was its coming all hands were surprised,
Then said the captain to his faithful crew,
"We will pray to our God, He will pilot us through."

Oh, blow, ye winds westerly, westerly blow
Our God will protect us, now steady we go
Blow, ye wind westerly, westerly blow
Our God will protect us, now steady we go.

I was the first mate upon that blessed vessel
God stretched forth His hand and the sea was made still
One faithful captain can save his whole crew
Who knows, but that captain my some be you.

Oh, blow, ye wind westerly, westerly blow
We'll reach the shore safely now, steady we go
Blow, ye wind westerly, westerly blow
We'll reach the shore safely now, steady we go.

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