The Ship That Never Returned (chromatic)

Henry Clay Work

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THE SHIP THAT NEVER RETURNED
By: Henry Clay Work
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On a sum-mer's day,
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While the waves were rip-pling
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With a qui-et gen-tle breeze,
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Then a ship set sail with a car-go lad-en
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For a port far be-yond the seas.

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Did she ev-er re-turn?
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No she nev-er re-turned,
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And her fate is still un-learned,
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Though for years and years
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There were dear ones wait-ing,
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For the ship that nev-er re-turned. 

  2. Said a feeble lad
To his anxious mother,"
I must cross the wide, wide sea,
For they say, perchance
In a foreign climate,
There is health and strength for me."
'Twas a gleam of hope
In a maze of danger
And her heart for her youngest yearned,
Yet she sent him forth
With a smile and blessing
On the ship that never returned.
Chorus: 
3. "Only one more trip",
Said a gallant seaman,
As he kissed his weeping wife,
Only one more purse
Of that golden treasure 
And 'twill last us all through life.
Then I'll spend my days
In my cozy cottage
And enjoy the rest I've earned;
But alas! poor man!
For he sail'd commander
Of the ship that never returned.
Chorus:

While a form was yet dis-cerned;
Though they knew it not,
'twas a solemn parting
For the ship, she never returned. 
Chorus:
Did she never return?
She never returned,
Her fate, it is yet unlearned,
Though for years and years
There were fond ones watching,
Yet the ship she never returned.

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