English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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The Golden Vanity
4  I will give you gold, I will give you fee,
I'll give you my daughter and a-married you shall be, If you sink her in the Lowlands low.
5   He turned on his back and away swam he, Crying: O this lowland lies so low.
He turned on his breast and away swam he, He swam till he came to the Golden Willow Tree, As she sailed on the Lowlands low.
6   He turned on his back and away swam he, Crying: O this Lowland lies so low.
He turned on his breast and away swam he, He swam till he came to the Turkey Silveree, As she sailed on the Lowlands low;
7   O captain, O captain, pray take me on board, For I have been just as good as my word,
I have sunk her in the Lowlands low.
.8 I know you have been just as good as your word, But never no more will I take you on board, While I sail on the Lowlands low.
9 He turned on his back and down swum he, Crying : O this Lowland lies so low. He turned on his breast and down swam he, He sank before he came to the Turkey Silveree, Till she sailed on the Lowlands low.
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