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The Lowlands Of Holland

On the night that I was married and on my marriage bed
Up there came a bold sea-captain and he stood at my bed head
Saying "arise arise, young wedded man and come along with me
To the low low lands of Holland to fight the enemy

Now then Holland is a lovely land, on it grows fine grain
Sure it is a place of residence for a soldier to remain
Where the sugar cane is plentiful and tea gows on each tree
I never had but one sweetheart and now he's far away from me

Said the mother to the daughter "Give o'er your sad lament
There's men enough in Galway for to be your heart's content"
"If there's men enough in Galway, there is no man for me
Since these high winds and stormy seas have come between my love and me

I will wear no stays around my waist no combs all in my hair
No handkerchief around my neck for to keep my beauty fair
And never will I marry until the day I die
Since the low low lands of Holland have come between my love and I


As recorded on #117 "The Autoharp Album"

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