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Lowlands Low
(The Island Lass)


Our packet is the Island Lass,

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!

There's a laddie howling at the main topmast,

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!


The Ol' Man hails from Barbados...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!

He's got the name of Hammertoes...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!


He gives us bread as hard as brass...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!

Our junk's as salt as a Portland lass...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!


The sojer's dressed in the Ol' Man's clothes...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!

Where he got'em from God only knows...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!


It's up aloft this yard must go...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!

It's up aloft from down below...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!


Lowlands, me boys, an' up she goes...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!

Git changed, me lads, to yer shore-goin' clothes...

Lowlands, lowlands, lowlands, low!

 
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