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No. 1 - Opening Chorus

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Chorus: On the sea, on the sea,
On old ocean's blue and wide expanse,
Gaily we, gaily we pass our time
in joyous song and dance.
Merrily and so free,
Mirth and pleasure brightens every glance.
Star of love shines above,
Wave and foam round us comb,
Oh! never were there hearts so light,
Or so gay, night and day;
Oh! never were there skies so bright,
Chasing time away.
Once 'twas sails, flop, flop,
Slow as snails, flop, flop,
Calm prevails, flop, flop,
Salt horse fails, flop, flop,
Now 'tis steam, puff, puff,
Faces beam, puff, puff,
All is cream, puff, puff,
Puff, puff, puff, puff,
Once 'twas sails, flop, flop,
Slow as snails, flop, flop,
Calm prevails, flop, flop,
Salt horse fails, flop, flop,
Now 'tis steam, puff, puff,
Faces beam, puff, puff,
All is cream, puff, puff,
Puff, puff, puff, puff,
On the sea, on the sea,
Watching graceful dolphins at their play,
Not more free they than we,
Flashing, gleaming through the feath'ry spray,
Sunnily moments flee,
Gayest, sunniest moments never stay;
Birds on wing, soar and sing,
Flying low, to and fro,
To greet us as we homeward go.
Hail the cry, "Land is nigh,"
While in the dance our hearts we throw
As the bright hours fly.

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