the golden vanity

from by vaughn montgomery

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an old sea song from the 1600's or maybe earlier that i found in a readers digest book about myth and legend. it's also called "the golden trinity" & there are many versions & titles. i'd never heard the song so i took the words and chords they had and made up my own melody (with some help from dave vaughn and james gortner).

i play guitar & sing, jane herships sings along, & mark parson plays flute.
karen nedivi took the photo of the water & sky.


a ship i’ve got in the north country;
it goes by the name of the golden vanity;
& i fear she’ll be taken by a spanish galilee;
as she sails by the lowlands low...
to the captain then upspake the little cabin boy;
said what is my fee if the galley i destroy?
the spanish galilee, if no more it shall annoy;
as she sails by the lowlands low...
of silver & of gold i will give to thee a store,
& my pretty little daughter that dwelleth on the shore;
of treasure & of fee as well, i’ll give to thee galore;
as she sails by the lowlands low...
then the cabin boy did swim all to the starboard side;
saying messmates take me in i’m drifting with the tide;
& they laid him on the deck & he closed his eyes & died;
as they sailed by the lowlands low...


from small goals, released August 24, 2012



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vaughn montgomery Ojai, California

i'm not sure if i know who i am. or maybe it's just strange to try to say. i guess the songs can tell you better than i can. thanks for every thing.

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