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Posted By: GUEST
20-Apr-04 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: johnny doughty's golden vanity
Subject: Lyr Req: johnny doughty's golden vanity
Help with a masterpiece. THE GOLDEN VANITY as sung by JOHNNY DOUGHTY, on Hidden English, Topic TSCD600. Many words and phrases I can't ge, and some I'm not sure of. Please, help me. Thanks. Roberto

A fair ship is mine, called the Golden Vanity
And she sails just now by the North Country
But I fear that she'll be taken by a Spanish galilee
As we sail by the lowlands low, by the lowlands low
As we sail by the lowlands low

What will you give to me asked a little cabin boy
If I venture to that Spanish ship, the ship that doth annoy?
I will wreck (?) that galilee, you might peace of mind enjoy
As we sail by the lowlands low, by the lowlands low
As we sail by the lowlands low

The captain said (........) ?????????????
All (?) my treasure and my ???, you shall have my daughter fair
If that Spanish ship you'll nobly sink and ease me of my care
As we sail by the lowlands low, by the lowlands low
As we sail by the lowlands low

Then boldly the lad, he did leap into the sea
And an auger very sharp and thin he carried carefully
And he swam the mighty billows till he reached the galilee
Which he sank by the lowlands low, by the lowlands low
Which he sank by the lowlands low

Then back to the ship the little hero (...) ?????
And he (...)??? the crew to hold him up upon the larboard side
You can sink for me, you little dog - the ungrateful captain cried
As we sail by the lowlands low

Was there ever (...)??? as this (...)??? of the sea
Where we sailed by the lowlands, by the lowlands low
Where we sailed by the lowlands?