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Sailing in the Lowlands Low (Words, P.J. McCall; tune, trad.) Dunmore we quitted, Michelmas gone by Cowhides and wool and live cargo Twenty young wild geese Ready fledged to fly Sailing for the Lowlands Low cho: The lowlands low, the lowlands low Sailing for the lowlands low Shaun Paor's the skipper From the church of Crook Peary keeps log for his father Crew all from Bannow Fethard and the Hook Sailing for the Lowlands low These twenty wild geese Gave Queen Anne the slip Crossing to Louis in Flanders He and Jack Malbrook Both are in a grip Fighting in the Lowlands Low Close lay a rover Off the Isle of Wight Either a Salee or Saxon! Out through the sea mist We bade them goodnight Sailing for the Lowlands Low Ready with priming, We'd our galliot gun Muskets and pikes in good order We should be riddled, Captives would be none Death! or else the Lowlands low Pray Holy Brendan, Turk nor Algerine Dutchman nor Saxon may sink us! We'll bring Geneva, Sack and Rhenish wines Safely from the lowlands low note: Place names and surnames all from the south east corner of Ireland MR MR Apr98
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