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24 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
"0 what will you tell to your father dear,
When he comes home from town?" "I'll set my foot in yonder ship
And sail the ocean round."
" 0 what will you do with your sweet little wife;
Pray son, now tell to me?" "I'll set her foot in yonder ship
To keep me company."
"0 what will you do with your three little babes,
Pray son, now tell to me?" "I'll leave them here, in the care of you,
For to keep you company."
"0 what will you do with your house and your land,
Pray son, now tell to me?" "I'll leave it here, in care of you,
For to set my children free."
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THE LOWLANDS LOW
Up then spake our noble cabin boy, Saying, "What will you give me if I will them destroy? If I will them destroy, send them floating o'er the tide, And sink them in the Lowlands, the Lowlands low, And sink them in the Lowlands low?"






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