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Lowlands of Holland 3 I'd scarcely got into my bed, I'd scarcely got to sleep There came a noble captain and stood at my bed feet Saying, "Arise my fair one and go along with me To the lowlands of Holland to fight in Germany" I got a noble fine ship a ship prepared for sea And four and twenty mariners to bear the ship away They sailed into Holland as I heard that some say In the lowlands of Holland the ship was cast away "No clothes shall go upon my back, no comb go through my hair No fire light nor candle light shall ever light me there Nor never will I married be until the day I die Since the lowlands of Holland parted my love and I" "Oh what matter, daughter, that you do thus lament Is there not lads in Galloway to give your heart content?" "If there is lads in Galloway, I'm sure there is none for me I never had but one true love and he is drowned in the sea." Child #92 Printed in Jim Douglas, Contentment, the Nutmeg-State Songster from Thomas Fanning's notebook. Tune from Caledonian Pocket Companion 1750 SOF
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