The Lowlands Low
Date January 1952
Track ID 16751
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1952.08.B8 (B19)

Original Tape ID

SA1952.008

Summary

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.

Item Notes

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'.

See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 83-86
Ord pp. 450-451

Recording Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Ellon

Village - Ellon

Language

Scots

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R122; GD37; C286;