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Lyr Req: Sailing in the Lowlands Low (P J McCall)

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SAILING IN THE LOWLANDS LOW


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Subject: lyrics for lowlands low
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Date: 13 Mar 97 - 07:35 PM

I'm trying to get the lyrics for "The Lowlands Low." The chorus is "The lowlands low, the lowlands low, sailing for the lowlands low." and the first verse starts "We sailed out of Dunmore, Michaelmas gone by Cowhides and wool and live cargo Plenty young wild geese Sailing for the lowlands low"

That's all I can remember. If anyone knows more, I'd appreciate hearing about it. thanks, cathy


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GOLDEN VANITY
From: Sandy
Date: 14 Mar 97 - 01:58 AM

Could this be another version of the one you seek? Are we getting warm? :D

THE GOLDEN VANITY

There was a ship that sailed upon the Lowland sea,
And the name of that ship was the Golden Vanity.
And we feared she would be taken by the Spanish enemy
As we sailed upon the Lowland, Lowland, Low,
We sailed upon the Lowland sea.

Then up spoke our cabin boy and boldly outspoke he,
And he said to our captain, "What will you give to me
If I swim alongside of the Spanish enemy
And sink her in the Lowland, Lowland, Low,
And sink her in the Lowland sea?"

"O I will give you silver and I will give you gold
And my own fair young daughter, your bonny bride shall be
If you'll swim alongside of the Spanish enemy
And sink her in the Lowland, Lowland, Low,
And sink her in the Lowland sea."

Then the boy he made him ready and overboard sprang he,
And he swam alongside of the Spanish enemy,
And with his brace and auger in her side he bored holes three,
And sank her in the Lowland, Lowland, Low,
And sank her in the Lowland sea.

Then quickly he swam back to the cheering of the crew,
But the captain would not heed him, for his promise he did rue,
And he scorned his poor entreatings when loudly he did sue,
And left him in the Lowland, Lowland, Low,
And left him in the Lowland sea.

Then roundabout he turned and swam to the port side,
And up unto his messmates full bitterly he cried,
"O messmates, draw me up, for I'm drifting with the tide,
And I'm sinking in the Lowland, Lowland, Low,
I'm sinking in the Lowland sea."

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 13-Nov-02.


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Subject: RE: lyrics for lowlands
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 14 Mar 97 - 07:43 AM

Cathy

The song is indeed called "The Lowlands Low" but is no relation of the others of similar name in the tradition. Written (late last century?) by P J MCaul and still sung a fair amount. I'll post a set of wordss later

Regards


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAILING IN THE LOWLANDS LOW (P J McCall)
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 19 Mar 97 - 04:31 AM

Here goes:

*******
Dunmore we quitted, Michelmas gone by
Cowhides and wool and live cargo
Twenty young wild geese ready fledged to fly
Sailing for the Lowlands Low.

CHORUS: The lowlands low, the lowlands low,
Sailing for the lowlands low.

Shaun Paor's the skipper from the church of Crook.
Peary keeps log for his father.
Crew all from Bannow, Fethard and the Hook,
Sailing for the Lowlands low.

These twenty wild geese gave Queen Anne the slip,
Crossing to Louis in French Flanders.
He and Jack Mulbrook both are in a grip,
Fighting in the lowlands low.

Close lay a rover off the Isle of Wight,
Either a Salee or Saxon.
Out through the sea mist, we bade them goodnight,
Sailing for the lowlands low.

Ready with priming, we'd our galliot gun,
Muskets and pikes in good order.
We should be riddled, captives would be none,
Death or else the Lowlands low.

Pray Holy Brendan, Turk nor Algerine,
Dutchman nor Saxon may sink us.
We'll bring Geneva, Sack and Rhenish wines
Safely from the lowlands low.

Place names and surnames all from the southeast corner of Ireland.

Regards

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 13-Nov-02.


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Subject: RE: lyrics for lowlands
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 19 Mar 97 - 08:52 AM

Apologies for the formatting of the lyrics. I thought I had this sorted out!

Four lines to the stanza and a two line chorus

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sailing in the Lowlands Low (P J McCall)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 09 - 09:12 AM

anyone know who jack Mulbrook was? Who's in a grip with louis fighting in the lowlands low.


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