Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Don Besig and Nancy Price
Arranger:   Donald Besig
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   E-267
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied


Patti Arntz
Sonnesyn Elementary, New Hope 2007
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This piece (the third in a collection of three) has been around for a long time, but it is timeless. Published in 1982, it tells the story of a crew on a ship heading home after a year’s journey. Late at night, only one crew member was on watch. He saw a mysterious sight in the dark of night, a deserted ship off the starboard side. Though he hears strange cries, there is no one aboard. In the morning the other members of the crew laugh at him, but he knew the story was true. The minor melody is fun and is always enjoyed by kids of many ages. The piece can be simplified to unison sung with beginning children’s choir. They will love this piece!