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There is quite some debate about the origins of Lowlands, or 'Lowlands Away' as it is also known. It is sometimes claimed as Scottish, sometimes as English, and sometimes as American. There is also debate about whether it is a sea-shanty or a ballad.

Lyrics

These lyrics are based on the version performed by the Longest Johns in their April 1st Livestream. Many versions are used in their streams, however, and these are not the only lyrics


I dreamed a dream the other night
  Lowlands, Lowlands away, my John
  My love she came, all dressed in white
  Lowlands away
 


I dreamed my love came in my sleep
Lowlands, Lowlands away, my John
Her cheeks were wet, her eyes did weep
Lowlands away

She came to me at my bedside
Lowlands, Lowlands away, my John
All dressed in white, like some fair bride
Lowlands away

And bravely in her bosom fair
Lowlands, Lowlands away, my John
A red, red rose, my love did wear
Lowlands away

She made no sound, no word she said
Lowlands, Lowlands away, my John
And then I knew my love was dead
Lowlands away

Then I awoke to hear the cry
Lowlands, Lowlands away, my John
Oh watch on deck, oh, watch ahoy
Lowlands away


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