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I dreamed a dream the other night,
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John,
I dreamed a dream the other night,
Lowlands away.

 

I dreamed my love came standing by,
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John,
Came standing close by my bedside,
Lowlands away.


He's drowning in the lowlands sea,
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John,
And nevermore coming home to me,
Lowlands away.


He's drowning in the lowlands low,
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John,
And nevermore shall I him know,
Lowlands away.


He's lying in the windy lowlands,
Lowlands, lowlands away, my John,
He's lying in the windy lowlands,
Lowlands away.


my John = my sailor = my deckhand = my lad


A slow song with the sad story of a lover lost at sea.

The recording is graceful, historic, performed here unaccompanied, with beautiful, simple harmonies, call and response style, solo, chorus, five verses.


There are many different versions of Lowlands, from England, Scotland, America and elsewhere. Some are described as

Sea Shanty, others as Ballad.

Date - from 19th Century

 

Source - Forest School Campers

Website - Virtual Campfire

Lead Singer - To be confirmed


LOWLANDS AWAY