Lowlands

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Melody - Seq. by Helmut Uthof
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Capstan Shanty

I dreamed my love came in my sleep,
Lowlands, Lowlands, away, my John.
His eyes were wet as he did weep,
My Lowlands, away!

2. I shall never kiss you again, he said,
Lowlands, Lowlands, away, my John.
For I am drowned in the Lowland seas.
My Lowlands, away!

3. No other man shall think me fair,
Lowlands, Lowlands, away, my John.
My love lies drowned in the windy Lowlands,
My Lowlands, away!

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This shanty was derived from the Scottish coronach: "Lawlands o'Holland".

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