Sung by Nora Hicks Copied by Addie Hicks Given me by Edith Walker 1
THE GOLDEN WILLOW TREE
There was a little ship in North America It went by the name of the Golden Willow Tree As she sailed on the lowland lonesome low As she sailed on the Lowland sea.
They hadent been sailing more than one week or two Until they spied the turkish travelue As she sailed on the lowland lomesome low As she sailed on the lowland sea.
"Captain, oh, Captain, what shall we do Foryonder comes a ship of the turkish travelue" As she sailed on the lowland lomesom low As she sailed on the lowland sea.
Up stepped a little man, says, "What will you give me If I go sink theTurkish travelue? I'll sink them in the lowland lomesom low I'll sink them in teh Lowland Sea."
"I have house and I have land My only daughter shall be at your command If you sink them in the Lowland Lomesom Low If you sink them in the Lowland Sea."
He turned to his breast and away swam he He swam till he came to the Turkish Travelue As she sailed on the Lowland Lomesom Low As she sailed on the Lowland Sea.
He had a little instrument just for the use He cut nine gashes in the salt water juice As she sailed on the lowland Lomesom Low As she sailed on the Lowland sea.
Some was playing cards; some were playing jack Some were dancing on teh salt water deck Some with their hats, some with their caps Trying for to stop the salt water gaps As she sunk in the Lowland lomesom low As she sunk in the Lowland Sea.
He turned to his breast and back swam he He swam till he came to the The Golden Willow Tree As it sailed on the lowland lomesom low As she sailed on the lowland sea.
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