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Traditional
  1. There. was a lofty ship, and she put out to sea,
    And the name of the ship was the Golden Vanity,
    As she sailed upon the low and lonesome low,
    As she sailed upon the lonesome sea.
  2. She had not been out but two weeks of three
    When she was overtaken by a Turkish Revelee
    As she sailed upon the low and lonesome low
    Au she sailed upon the lonesome sea.
  3. Then up spake our little.cabin boy
    Saying' "What will you give me if I will then destroy
    If I sink them in the low and lonesome low
    If I sink them in the lonesome sea?"
  4. "Oh, the man that them destroys," our captain then replied
    "Five thousand pounds and my daughter for his bride
    If he sinks them in the low and lonesome low
    If he sinks them. in the lonesome sea".
  5. Then the boy smote his breast and down jumped he
    He swum till he' came to the Turkish Revelee
    As she sailed 'upon the low and lonesome low
    As she sailed upon the lonesome sea.
  6. He had a little tool that was made for the use
    He,bored nine holes in her hull all at once
    And he sunk her 'in the low and lonesome low
    He sunk her in the lonesome sea.
  7. He swum back to his ship and he beat upon the side
    Cried, "Captain pick me up for I'm wearied with the tide
    I am sinking in the low and lonesome 1ow
    I am sinking in the lonesome sea."
  8. "No! I will not pick you up" the captain then replied
    "I will shoot you I will drown you I will sink you in the tide
    I will sink you in the low and lonesome low
    I will sink you in the lonesome sea."
  9. "If it was not for the love that I bear for your men
    I would do unto you as I did unto 'them'
    I would sink you in the low and lonesome low
    I would sink you in the lonesome sea."
  10. Then the boy bowed his head and down sunk he
    Farewell, farewell to the Golden Vanity
    As she sails upon the low and lonesome low
    As she sails upon the lonesome sea.

From the collection Songs From Hazzards Huzzah