Lowlands of Missouri So soon into my chamber room So soon I fell asleep And my noble young captain came A-rappin' at my feet Sing rise you up, dear William Come go along with me To the lowlands of Missouri We'll fight for liberty. My father built a bonny ship A ship that sailed on sea, I only have the one true love He's far away from me. No comb shall go into my hair No casque upon my head [hair], No fire into my chamber room No candle shall go there. Neither will I marry I'll tell you the reason why, I love the girl that once loved me I'll love her till I die. Note: Another degenerate version of Lowlands of Holland. Some images are intact, but the story is missing. RG From Ozark Folksongs, Randolph Collected from Mrs. Emma L. Dusenbury, AK, 1928 RG
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