|"Any Old Port in a Storm"|
Cover, sheet music, 1908
Composer: Kerry Mills|
Lyricist: Arthur J. Lamb
- Out on the billows the good ship tossed
- But a brave little craft was she,
- Tho' the thunder roared,
- And the torrents pourd,
- In the pit of the angry sea;
- And the captain stood on the surf swept deck
- And he looked o'er the seething foam,
- He murmered "We're far from the harbor bar
- And far from the lights of home.
- But e'en as he gazed, he cried,
- "There's land on the starboard side,
- Ship ahoy!— Ship ahoy!"
- Any old port in a storm lads
- Whatever that port may be,
- And thanks be given our Father in Heav'n
- Who watches o'er you and me,
- Tho', we're far, far away from the land we seek
- Where the heart of true love beats warm;
- For the shelter there, is a haven fair;
- Any old port in a storm,
- Any old port in a storm.
- Close to the vessel the lifeboat rocked
- With its cargo of souls inside,
- But the captain stood
- On the sinking deck,
- "There is no room for me: he cried;
- "Do not wait my lads!" "Pull away!' he said,
- And the life boat shot o'er the sea.
- He murmered low, "Tis my time to go
- Another port waits for me."
- Then in the embrace of death,
- He sang with his failing breath,
- "Ship ahoy!— Ship ahoy!"
- Lamb, "Any Old Port In A Storm."
- Lamb, Arthur J. (w); Mills, Kerry (m). "Any Old Port In A Storm". New York: F.A. Mills (1908).
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