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Thread #11747   Message #3120793
Posted By: Richard Mellish
24-Mar-11 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Golden Vanity Variants
Subject: RE: Golden Vanity Variants
Apropos Sir Walter Raleigh: I have in my head the first verse of a version that mentions him but isn't the Child A version.

Sir Walter Raleigh has built him a ship
In the Netherlands.
She was built of the pine and the brave oak tree
But we feared she might be taken by the Spanish enemy,
Sailing in the lowlands low.

I'll try to trace who I heard that from.

While I'm here, I'll throw in a reminder of this thread Gold.Vanity. Can you REALLY sink a ship?