The Golden Vanity's captain worries that he is going to be sunk by Spanish galleons, and the cabin boy volunteers to destroy them. The captain promises him gold and his daughter's hand if he succeeds.
Text transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 2 verses. 8 verses in Willie Mathieson's MSS (III:48). Also known as 'The Golden Willow Tree', 'The Golden Little Cabin Boy', 'The Little Ship', 'Lonesome Low' and 'The Lowland Sea'.
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 83-86
Ord pp. 450-451