Lowlands Away (B)

Interesting Facts about Lowlands Away (B)

Lowlands Away (B) originally a pumping shanty was later used as windlass and capstan. According to Stan Hugill, because was difficult to sing, was never popular.
Its “Dead Lover” theme definitely originated in Scotland or North England.

This “dead lover” pattern one I sing, of four is:
“Sailor’s dream of his sweetheart”
another three patterns are:
“The dead lover is a female”,
“The dead lover is a male”
“Later southern States version”

The song will be reconstructed by myself as the pump shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 66).

The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed p 67). This version has also a slightly different chorus, I did change it just to seek to try out some different.

The Record of the Lowlands Away (B)

You also can find this record on my YouTube channel here or directly listen below. Additionally, if you want to share your opinion about the record or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog article.

Lowlands Away (B) - Pump Shanty

The musical notation

lowlands-away-b musical notation

The full lyrics

Lowlands Away (B)

– Lowlaands, Lowlands, hurrah my Jo!
– Lowlands, high, Lowlands, alay!
– My Lowlands away!

* 1 *

I dreamt a dream, the other night,
– Low-lands, Lowlands, hurrah my Jo!
I dreamt a dream, the other night,
– Lowlands, alay!

* 2 *

I dreamt I saw my own true love,
She flew to me like some young dove

* 3 *

This maid she stood close by my side,
All dressed in white like some fair bride.

* 4 *

She spoke in accents sweet an’ low.
I love you, dear, this well you know.’

* 5 *

And, then I sang in sweetest voice,
That song which made my heart rejoice.

* 6 *

Oh, Lowlands maids are fair an’ true,
This Lowlands maid she loves you too.

* 7 *

And Lowlands men are strong an’ brave:
The one I love sails o’er the wave.

* 8 *

I held her in my fond embrace,
And kissed her sweet an’ shinin’ face.

* 9 *

And-then awoke to her the cry,
‘Rouse out the watch, ho! watch ahoy!’

Related to this sea shanty

So Early In The Morning (B)

So Early In The Morning (C)

Lowlands Away (A) (ii)

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