Thursday, 11 October 2012

Tune 43 - A Life on the Ocean Wave





A Life on the Ocean Wave is a poem-turned-song by Epes Sargent published in 1838 and set to music by Henry Russell. I am amazed to find it is it was written in America albeit that Henry Russell was from Sheerness in Kent. It is the regimental march of Her Majesty's Royal Marines.

X:3
T:A Life on the Ocean Wave
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
|:D | GGG G2 A | B3 -BGA| BBB c2 B | A3 -A2 F | 
D2 E F2 G | c3 -c2d |e2 d |cBA G2 :||
D | E2 F G2 A | B3 -B2 D | E2 F G2 A | B3 -B2 B | 
BBB B2 B | BBB B2 B | BBB BAB | c3 -c2 D | 
GGG G2 A | B3 -BGA| BBB c2 B | A3 -A2 F |
D2 E F2 G | c3 -c2d |e2 d |cBA G2 ||





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