This is the Ambleside Online scheduled folksong we are learning for the month of October. I will have the download available for free for the whole month!
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Folksongs accented with lovely artwork. Perfect for printing out and putting in a binder for morning lessons.
The Golden Vanity
Oh there was a lofty ship and a lofty ship was she
And the name of that ship it was the Golden Vanity
And she feared she would be taken by the Turkish Enemy
As she sailed on the lowland, lowland low
As she sailed on the lowland sea.
Up stepped a little cabin boy, and boldly outspoke he.
And he said to the Captain, “what will you give to me
If I sneak alongside of the Turkish Enemy
And I sink her in the lowland, lowland low
And I sink her in the lowland sea?”
“Oh, I will give you silver, and I will give you gold,
And the hand of my daughter your bonnie bride will be,
If you’ll sneak alongside of the Turkish Enemy
And you’ll sink her in the lowland, lowland, low
And you’ll sink her in the lowland sea.
So he jumped overboard, and overboard jumped he
And he swam alongside of the Turkish Enemy,
And with a little drilling tool he boar-ed holes three,
And he sank her in the lowland, lowland, low
He sank her in the lowland sea.
Then quickly he swam back to the cheering of the crew
But the captain did not heed him for his promise he did rue
And he spurned his poor entreatings when loudly he did sue
And he left him in the lowland, lowland, low- He left him in the lowland sea.
Then quickly he swam around to the port side
and up unto his messmates full bitterly he cried.
Oh messmates draw me up, for I’m drifting with the tide
and I’m sinking in the lowland, lowland low,
I’m sinking in the lowland sea.
Well, his shipmates brought him out, but on the deck he died,
And they stitched him in hammock that was so soft and wide,
And they lowered him overboard and he drifted with the tide,
And he sank into the lowland, lowland, low
He sank into the lowland sea.
Download contains 2 files: 1 featuring the hymn in a full sheet layout and 1 featuring a half sheet layout.
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