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Thread #80985   Message #1480027
Posted By: Roberto
07-May-05 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lowlands Low (Warde Ford, Child #286)
Subject: Lyr Req: warde ford's lowlands low (#286)
Please, help with this text. You can hear it on the internet site http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/. It is just a fragment. I miss the name of the ship and I'm not sure of the verb board. Thanks. Roberto

Then he seized his auger and overboard jumped he
He swam along the side of that Spanish ...
He board (?) her bright ship's bottom and he let the water in
And he sank her in the lowlands lonesome low
And he sank her in the lowlands low

Captain, cruel captain, if it wasn't for your men
I would board your bright ship's bottom and I'd let the water in
I would board your bright ship's bottom and I'd let the water in
And I'd sink you in the lowlands lonesome low
And I'd sink you in the lowlands low