English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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No. 35
The Golden Vanity A
2   There was another ship in the North Amerikee, She went by the name of the Golden Silveree, As she sailed upon the low-de-lands deep.
3   O captain, O captain, what'll you give to me,
If I'll go and sink the ship of the Weeping Willow Tree, As she sailed upon the low-de-lands deep ?
4  I will give you gold and I'll give to you a fee, Give to you my daughter and married you shall be, As we sailed upon the low-de-lands deep.
5   He bent to his breast and away swum he,
He swum and he sunk the ship of the Weeping Willow Tree, As they sailed upon the low-de-lands deep.
6   He bent to his breast and back swum he, Back to the ship of the Golden Silveree, As they sailed upon the low-de-lands deep.
7   O captain, O captain, pray take me on my board, For I have been just as good as my word,
I sunk her in the low-de-lands deep.
* If A be tonic Mode 1, a -+- b (nilxolydian ).
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