"The Golden Vanity" as written by and Traditional....
I have a ship and she sails on the deep
And she goes by the name of the Golden Vanity
But I fear she'll be sunk by a Spanish galley
As we sail her in the lowlands low

Then up and spoke a cabin boy, a well-spoke lad was he
'Oh captain, oh captain, what would you give
If the Spanish galley would trouble you no more
As we sail her in the lowlands low?'

'Good gold I would give, and silver in store
And my pretty little daughter who lives upon the shore
If the Spanish galley would trouble me no more
As we sail her in the lowlands low'

So straight away the boy bared his breast and dived in
And he held in his hand an auger sharp and thin
He held in his hand an auger sharp and thin
He went swimming in the lowlands low

He bored, he bored, he bored once or twice
For some was playing cards and some was playing dice
And the water it rushed in till it dazzled in their eyes
And he sank them in the lowlands low

Then he swam and he swam crying 'captain take me in
For I'm drowning in the lowlands low

'Throw me a rope, a rope' cried he
'A rope, a rope you will never get from me
For you sunk the dark girl, the Turk of Admiree
Now she's sinking in the lowlands low'

So he swam around the starboard side and his messmates took him in
Then they throwed him a rope and his messmates took him in
Then they wrapped him up in an old cow skin
And they sunk him in the lowlands low


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