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The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity)
6. He had a little tool
That was fltten for to rule
And he bored nine holes
All in her hull at once,
As she sailed on the lonesome Lowlands low,
As she sailed on the lonesome sea.
7.  There was some a-playing cards And some a-playing check And some was a-dancing on The salt water deck,
As he sank her in the lonesome Lowlands low, As he sank her in the lonesome sea.
8.  They some with their hats And some with their caps, Trying to stop those
Salt water gaps,
As they sunk her in the lonesome Lowlands low,
As they sunk her in the lonesome sea.
9. He bowed to his breast And away swum he.
He swum till he came to
The Merry Golden Tree,
As she sailed in the lonesome Lowlands low,
As she sailed in the lonesome sea.
10. "O captain, O captain, You good as your word ? Will you take me
Up on board ?
For I've sunk her in the lonesome Lowlands low,
Oh, I've sunk her in the lonesome sea."
11. "I'll never be
As good as my word;
Nor neither will I take you
Up on board,
For you've sunk her in the lonesome Lowlands low,
Lord, you've sunk her in the lonesome sea."
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