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Lyr Req: Low Lands of Holland

GUEST,Eoin 13 Jun 10 - 06:54 AM
Dennis the Elder 13 Jun 10 - 07:03 AM
GUEST,Eoin 13 Jun 10 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,Eoin 13 Jun 10 - 08:00 AM
Arthur_itus 13 Jun 10 - 08:01 AM
GUEST,Allan 13 Jun 10 - 03:44 PM
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Subject: Lyrics Req'd. Low Lands of Holland
From: GUEST,Eoin
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 06:54 AM

I came across a version of The Low Lands of Holland some time ago but have since misplaced them. Can anyone help, the version was a female one were the new bride tells the story. Different than the usual version!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req'd. Low Lands of Holland
From: Dennis the Elder
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 07:03 AM

Try this one ( if you put "Holland" and search, you will find many versions.

LOWLANDS OF HOLLAND 4

On the night that I was married and in my marriage bed
There came a bold sea captain and he stood at my bedhead
Saying "Arise, arise young wedded man this night for to go with me
To the low lowlands of Holland to fight the enemy."

Oh, I held my love all in my arms, still hoping he might stay,
When the captain he gave another order and we had to march away,
Saying "There's many a blithe young married man this night must go with me
To the low lowlands of Holland to fight the enemy."

But Holland it is a wondrous place and in it grows much green
'Tis a wild inhabitation for my true love to be in.
Where the leaves they grow and the winds they do blow and strange fruit
grows on every tree
'Tis the wild wild lands of Holland where twined my love and me.

No shoes nor stocking I'll put on nor comb to go through my hair
And nor shall day or candlelight shine on my bower fair
Nor shall I sleep with any young man until the day I die
For the lowlands of Holland they parted my love and I.

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Child #92
Sung by Sandy Denny (unaccompanied) in 1970 on the unreleased Fotheringay
BBC radio sessions.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req'd. Low Lands of Holland
From: GUEST,Eoin
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 07:52 AM

Thanks Dennis, I have that version but that's not the one I am looking for. I never misplace a song but this one has just vanished! Must be an age thing, The version I am after doesn't start the
One the night that I was married and lay in a marriage bed,
Thanks again for your help.

Eoin


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req'd. Low Lands of Holland
From: GUEST,Eoin
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 08:00 AM

Thanks again Dennis, Got it. I tried the search thingy as you suggested and there it was. Phew!!! I won't lose this one , many thanks.
Eoin


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req'd. Low Lands of Holland
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 08:01 AM

Eoin, is this what you are looking for?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncCCenNWq0s&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Lyrics Req'd. Low Lands of Holland
From: GUEST,Allan
Date: 13 Jun 10 - 03:44 PM

This is a Scottish version of the song - done from memory though!


Oh my love he built a bonnie ship
And he sailed her on the sea
Wi' seiven score brave mariners
To bear her companie
Three score gaed to the bottom
And three score deed at sea
And the Lowlands of Holland
Hae twined my love and me

So my love he built anither ship
And he set her on the main
Wi' nocht but twenty mariners
To bring her safely hame
But the weary wind began tae rise
The ship began tae route
And my love and his bonnie ship
Turned widdershins about

There shall nae coif come on my heid
Nae kame gang through my hair
And neither coal nor candle licht
Shine in my bower nae mair
Nor shall I love anither lad
Until the day I dee
For I hae loed a lad but ane
And he's drowned in the sea

Haud yer tongue my dochter dear
Be still and be content
There's mair lads in Galloway
Ye shouldna sae lament
There's nae lads in Galloway
There's nane at all for me
For I hae loed a lad but ane
And he's drouned in the sea


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