Released in , Scottish Songs and Ballads by brothers Rory and Alex McEwen is an example of the British folk revival at its peak. Singing in a simple and pure style, the McEwens let the narratives of the songs flow as easily as the melodies. Though many of the ballads are traditional, some adopt the words of noted Scottish poets such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
To the lowlands of Holland For to fight the enemy. Now Holland is a lovely land And in it there grows fine grain It is a place of residence For soldiers to remain Where the sugarcane grows plentiful The tea grows on each tree I only had the one true love And now he's gone far away from me. Said the mother to her daughter Leave off your sore lament.
Chord Converter Our chord converter enables you to play this song in any key.. I held my love in my arms still thinking he might stay But the captain gave another shout; he was forced to go away ‘Tis many a blithe young married man this night must go with me To the Lowlands of Holland to fight the enemy. Oh, Holland it is a wondrous place and in it grows much green It’s too wild a Estimated Reading Time: 30 secs.
Variant of an 18th-century Scottish traditional, Bonny Bee Hom [Child Ballad #92] The English And Scottish Popular Ballads () edited by Francis James Child (Dover, ). Also a variant of a 19th-century Scottish broadside ballad, The Lowlands of Holland, printed by the Poet's Box (Dundee) c, and archived at the National Library.
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