Golden Vanity port side, And up unto his messmates full
(Peter Paul & Mary) bitterly he cried, "Messmates, draw me up, for
I'm drifting with the tide, And sinking in the
There was a ship that sailed along the lowland lowland, oh, sinking in the lowland sea."
sea, And the name of the ship was the Golden
Vanity. And they swore she would be taken by the Well, his messmates drew him up, but on the deck
Spanish enemy, As she sailed along the lowland, he died. And they stitched him in his hammock
oh, sailed along the lowland sea. that was so fair and wide. And they lowered him
overboard and he drifted with the tide, And sank
Then up spoke our cabin boy, and boldly out into the lowland, oh, sank into the lowland sea.
spoke he, And he said to our captain, "What
would you give to me, If I swam along side of
the Spanish enemy, And sank her in the lowland,
oh, sank her in the lowland sea?"
"Oh, I will give you silver, and I will give you
gold, And my own fair young daughter your bonnie
bride shall be, If you swim along side of the
Spanish enemy, And sink her in the lowland, oh,
sink her in the lowland sea."
So the boys they made him ready, and overboard
sprang he, And he swam along side of the Spanish
enemy. And with his brace and auger in her side
he bore holes three, And sank her in the
lowland, oh, sank her in the lowland sea.
Then quickly he swam back to the cheering of the
crew, But the captain would not heed him, for
his promise he did rue, And he scorned his poor
entreatings when loudly he did sue, And left him
in the lowland, oh, left him in the lowland sea.
Then 'round-a-bout he turned, and swam to the