Storms are On the Ocean

Key: C*

Form: Waltz


X: 1
T:Storms are on the Ocean
C:DAD/A P Carter, Maybelle Carter, Sara Carter
N:Verse followed by Chorus, Repeat

MP3:(Played by Randy Hough)

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Sheet Music in PDF: storms


Source: The Carter family*

Other Tunes in Set

Region: Appalachia (Originally Scotland)

*Notes: The MP3 clip above is played in C but being a song, this tune is played in various keys to suit singers’ ranges.  The ABC and sheet music above are in D, as is the Carter Family recording in the YouTube.

Although AP Carter claimed authorship of the song, the verses can be traced to a circa 1800’s Scottish ballad with many variants, “True Lover’s Farewell”, “The Lass of Roch Royal”, “Fare You Well,My Own True Love”, “Ten Thousand Miles”.