Digital Tradition Mirror

Lowlands (2)

Lowlands (2)
(Dead Woman Version)

            Lowlands, Lowlands, away, my John,
            Lowlands away I heard them say,
            My Lowlands away.

 1. I dreamed a dream the other night,
            Ch. Lowlands, Lowlands, away, my John.
    My love she came dressed all in white,
            Ch. My Lowlands away.

 2. I dreamed my love came in my sleep,
    Her cheeks were wet, her eyes did weep.

 3. She came to me as my best bride (at mt bed-side),
    All dressed in white like some fair bride.

 4. And bravely in her bosom fair,
    A red, red rose did my love wear.

 5. She made no sound-no word she said,
    And then I knew my love was dead.

 6. I bound the weeper round my head,
    For now I knew my love was dead.

 7. She waved her hand-she said goodbye,
    I wiped the tear from out my eye.

 8. And then awoke to hear the cry,
    'Oh, watch on deck, oh, watch ahoy!'

Variations on the chorus are:

Lowlands, Lowlands, hurrah my Jo,

Lowlands, high, Lowlands, alay!

 Lowlands, Lowlands, hooraw my John,
         My Lowlands aray!

from Hugill, Shanties from the Seven Seas

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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