The Lowlands of Holland
On the night that I was married And upon my marriage bed There all came a bold sea captain And he stood at my bed-head Sayin', ?Arise, arise, young wedded man And come along with me To the lowlands of Holland To fight the enemy? Now then Holland is a lovely land And upon it grows fine grain Sure it is a place of residence For a soldier to remain Where the sugarcane is plentiful And the tea grows on each tree Well, I never had but the one sweetheart And now he's gone far away from me I will wear no stays around my waist Nor combs all in my hair I will wear no scarf around my neck For to save my beauty there And never will I marry Not until the day I die Since these four winds and these stormy seas Came between my love and I
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