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Golden Vanity

Traditional


24 Apr 1992
cd imgGOLDEN VANITY (T-238)

There was a little ship an' it sailed upon the sea
An' the name of the ship was The Golden Vanity
An' it sailed in the low an' lonesome ocean
An' she sailed in the lonesome sea.

There was another ship sailin' on the sea
And the name of that ship was the [Golden Liberty]
And it sailed in that low an' lonesome ocean
Sailed in the lonesome sea.

There was a cabin boy, he said what would you give to me
If I swim alongside of the [Lun...?] Revelry
And sink her in the low an' lonesome ocean
If I sink her in the lonesome sea.

I will give you gold an' I will give you land
An' my own lovely daughter she'll be at your command
If you sink her in the low an' lonesome ocean
If you sink her in the low down sea.

He bowed his breath, over board jumped he
And he swam 'til he came to the Turkish Revelry
Sailin' in the low an' lonesome ocean
Sailin' in the lonesome sea.

He had a little tool and all good men could bore
And he drilled nine holes in that ship's floor
Then he sunk it in the low an' lonesome ocean
He sunk it in the lonesome sea.

An' he bowed his breath, back swam he
An' he swam 'til he came to the Golden Vanity
Sailin' in the low an' lonesome ocean
Sailin' in the lonesome sea.

Oh, captain will you be as good as your word
An' throw down a line an' take me up on board
I'm sinkin' in that low and lonesome ocean
Sinkin' in that lonesome sea.

No, I'll not be as good as my word
I'll not throw down a line or to take you back on board
You gonna sink in that low and lonesome ocean
Sink in that lonesome sea.

'f it wasn't for the love that I have onto your men
I would do onto you like I done onto them
I'd sink you in the low and lonesome ocean
Sink you in that lonesome sea.

So he bowed his breath and down went he
Swam 'til he came to pass down with it
And he sunk in that low and lonesome ocean
He sunk in that lonesome sea.  up
    

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