The National Song Book - Online Music Book

250 Folk-songs, Carols, And Rounds with sheet music and lyrics

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Shopping Discounts



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
62
THE GOLDEN VANITY
3.   ''0 1 will give you silver and I will give you gold, And my only daughter your bride to be,
It you'll swim alongside of the Turkish enemy, And sink her in the Lowland sea."
4.  Then the boy made him ready, and overboard sprang he, And he swam alongside of the Turkish enemy;
And with his auger sharp in her side he bored holes three, And he sank her in the Lowland sea.
5.  Then the boy turned round, and back a^ain swam he, And he cried out to the skipper of the Golden Vanity ;
But the skipper did not heed, for his promise he would need ; And he left him in the Lowland sea.
6.  Then the boy swam round, and came to the port side, And he looked up at his messmates, and bitterly he cried: " O messmates, take me up, for I'm drifting with the tide,
And I'm sinking in the Lowland sea ! "
7.  Then his messmates took him up, but on the deck he died;
And they sew'd him in his hammock that was so large and wide; And they lowered him overboard, but he drifted with the tide, And he sank beneath the Lowland sea.
By kind permission of the Editors and Publishers of" English County Songs."
H. 4S6S.
Previous Contents Next