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LOWLANDS A-RAY, by                    
Last Line: My lowlands a-ray
Subject(s): Love


I DREAMT a dream the other night:
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
I dreamt a dream the other night,
My Lowlands a-ray.

I dreamt I saw my own true love;
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
I dreamt I saw my own true love,
My Lowlands a-ray.

He was green and wet with weeds so cold:
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
He was green and wet with weeds so cold;
My Lowlands a-ray.

'I am drowned in the Lowland seas', he said:
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
'I am drowned in the Lowland seas', he said:
My Lowlands a-ray.

'I shall never kiss you again', he said:
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
'I shall never kiss you again', he said:
My Lowlands a-ray.

I will cut away my bonny hair:
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
I will cut away my bonny hair,
My Lowlands a-ray.

No other man shall think me fair:
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
No other man shall think me fair:
My Lowlands a-ray.

O my love lies drowned in the windy Lowlands:
Lowlands, hurrah, my John:
O my love lies drowned in the windy Lowlands,
My Lowlands a-ray.





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