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'A Sailor's Grave By the Sea'

GUEST,Rand 13 Oct 12 - 06:44 AM
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Subject: 'A Sailor's Grave By the Sea'
From: GUEST,Rand
Date: 13 Oct 12 - 06:44 AM

Here's the melody line for "A Sailor's Grave By the Sea", a rather sad song about the death of an old sailor and his dog; written by Paul Dresser sometime in the late 19th century. There's the song in ABC music format:

X:1
T:A Sailor's Grave By the Sea
C:By Paul Dresser
L:1/4
M:3/4
K:Eb
G | G E G | B =A B | c d e | e B
w:A grave by the sea where-in sleeps an old sai-lor.
w:~
B/2B/2 | B =A c | B E F | G F =E | F2
w:On a cold win-ter's night he was washed to the shore,
w:~
E/2-F/2 | G F E | B =A B | c d e | e B2 |
w:From the wreck of a ship that was lost in the har-bor,
w:~
B2 =A/2c/2 | B G E | G2 F | E2
w:Where man-y sank down to rise no more,
w:~
F | F3/2G/2 F | F G F | F/2G3/2 F | F/2G3/2
w:On board the doomed ship was the sail-or's dog Rov-er,
w:~
F | d e d | d c G | B =A F | H B z
w:Who tried, oh so hard, his poor mas-ter to save,
w:~
E | G E G | B2 =A/2B/2 | c d e / e B
w:The sail-or now sleeps in the sands near the o-cean,
w:~
B/2B/2 | B =A c | B2 E/2G/2 | F E F | E2
w:While the faith-ful old dog, watch-es o-ver his grave.
w:~
w:~
w:CHORUS:
B | e e e | d c c | B2 =A/2B2 | c B2 |
w:A faith-ful dog watched o'er the grave of the sai-lor,
w:~
B =A B | c B E | (F6/2 | F) z
w:No one could drive him a-way_......
w:~
F | G G G |A2 A | B c d | He2
w:In sun-shine, in clouds, in rain, snow or hail,
w:~
=A | B E _A | G E F | (E6/2 | E) z
w:He watch-es there day af-ter day_......
w:~
w:~
w:VERSE~2:
G | G E G | B =A B | c d e | e B
w:The dog he was left there to guard o'er his mas-ter,
w:~
B | B =A c | B E F | G F =E | F2
w:The look in his eye was a sad one to see,
w:~
E/2F/2 | G F E | B =A B | c d e | e B
w:The_ night it was dark when they left him in si-lence,
w:~
B | B =A/2c/2 | B G E | G G F | E2
w:To keep up his drea-ry lone watch by the sea,
w:~
F | F3/2G/2 F | F G F | F/2G3/2 F | F/2G3/2
w:A few weeks had passed and I found my-self wand'ring,
w:~
F | d e d | d c G | B =A F | H B z
w:One eve-ning a-lone by the mur-mur-ing waves,
w:~
E | G E G | B2 =A/2B/2 | c d e / e B
w:That moaned as if griev-ing for faith-ful old Ro-ver,
w:~
B | B =A c | B2 E/2G/2 | F E F | E2
w:The dog who lay dead on the old sail-or's grave.
w:~
w:~
w:(Chorus)
w:~

I'm working on a dulcimer version of the song which means removing the accidentals, then coming up with the tabs, and possibly transcribing the song up or down a bit so it fits with a common dulcimer tuning (DAD or GDG). Or maybe I'll leave it in Eb tuning.

-Rand.


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