The Songs He Sang
The Golden Vanity: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
There was a little ship as she sailed upon the sea And she went by the name of The Golden Vanity As she sailed upon the low and lonesome ocean As she sailed upon that lonesome sea Well she had not been out more than two weeks or three Till she was overtaken by the Spanish enemy As she sailed upon the low and lonesome ocean As she sailed upon that lonesome sea And then up spake our little cabin boy Saying "What will you give to me if I will them destroy If I'll sink 'em in the low and lonesome ocean If I'll sink 'em in that lonesome sea?" "Five thousand gold dollars and my daughter for your bride If you will sink 'em, sink 'em in the tide If you'll sink them in the low and lonesome ocean If you'll sink them in that lonesome sea" He had a little tool that was built for the use And he bored nine holes in her hull all at once And he sunk her in the low and lonesome ocean And he sunk her in that lonesome sea Well the captain pulled his gun, three shots fired he And he sunk him in the low and the lonesome sea And he sunk him in that low and lonesome ocean And he sunk him in that lonesome sea
Well, thankfully brief. And a very pleasant little guitar (by Cisco?) flourish to conclude. But not a lot to make me want to listen again.