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LOWLANDS
Sung for JM Carpenter in 1929 by William Fender of Barry, South Wales:

I thought I heard our old man say,

Lowlands, Lowlands, awaay my John!

I thought I heard our old man say,

My dollar and a half a day!


A dollar a day is a poor man's pay,

Lowlands, Lowlands, awaay my John!

A dollar a day is a poor man's pay,

My dollar and a half a day!


So shake her up from down below,

Lowlands, Lowlands, awaay my John!

So shake her up from down below,

My dollar and a half a day!



LOWLANDS
Collected by Cecil Sharp from John Short of Watchet, Somerset.

Lowlands, Lowlands hooray my John


The dollar a day is a oozier's pay

Lowlands, Lowlands hooray my John

The dollar a day is a oozier's pay

The dollar and a half a day


What shall we poor matelos do

Lowlands, Lowlands hooray my John

My dollar and a half a day

The dollar and a half a day



 
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