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AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 25
"0 the man that them destroys," the captain made
reply, "A fortune he shall have and my daughter to wife, A fortune he shall have and my daughter beside, If he'll sink them in the Lowlands, the Lowlands low, If he'll sink them in the Lowlands low."
The one was playing at cards and the other playing at
dice, The boy swam up and he scuttled them so nice, He scuttled them so nice, sent them floating with the
tide, And sank them in the Lowlands low, And sank them in the Lowlands low.
The boy swam first unto the starboard side, Saying, "Captain pick me up for I'm wearied with the tide,
0  Captain pick me up for I'm wearied with the tide And I'm sinking in the Lowlands, the Lowlands low, And I'm sinking in the Lowlands low."
"0 no," replied the Captain, "I will not pick you up,
1 will sink you, I will shoot you, send you floating with
the tide, I will sink you, I will shoot you, send you floating with
the tide, And I'll sink you in the Lowlands, the Lowlands low, And I'll sink you in the Lowlands low."






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