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Roberto How to translate 'lowlands low' (21) How to translate 'lowlands low' 14 Nov 10

In different versions of The Golden Vanity, we have lines such as "Down in the Lowlands low" "By the Lowlands low" "As we sail by the Lowlands low" or, without "lowlands", but with "low" ("As she sailed upon the low and lonesome low"), etc. Similar lines in the shanties "Lowlands" and "Lowlands Low". And then we have the "Lowlands of Holland". How would you translate such verses in another language? With references to the Netherlands, or to the vast surface of the sea, or what else? Thanks in advance. R

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