The Lowlands of Holland lyrics and chords

The chords to The Lowlands of Holland are presented in the key of D. The chords are about a young married couple who are separated as the husband has been recruited by a sea captain to fight the enemy in Holland.


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D 
Last night I was a-mar
G 
ried and  
D 
in my wedding  
Bm 
bed
 
Up  
D 
came a bold sea cap
G 
tain and  
D 
stood at  
A 
my 
 
bed-
D 
head
 
Saying ‘Arise, a
A 
rise, young  
G 
married 
 
 
D 
man, and  
G 
come 
 
a
D 
long with  
Bm 
me
 
To the  
G 
low
D 
lands of Holland for to  
Bm 
fight the  
G 
ene
D 
my

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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 habitation for my true love to lie in
The wild flowers grow most plenteous there and fruit on every tree
But the Lowlands of Holland are between my love and me

They took my love to a gallant ship, a ship of noble fame
With four and twenty seamen bold to steer across the main
The storm then began to rise and the seas began to shout
‘Twas then my love and his gallant ship were sorely tossed about

Says the mother to the daughter, ‘What makes you so lament,
Is there ne’er a man in Ireland who will please your discontent?’
‘There are men enough in Ireland but none at all for me
In the Lowlands of Holland, my love is across the sea.’

I’ll wear not shoe or stocking or a comb put in my hair
Nor fire bright nor candle light shall show my beauty rare
Nor will I wed with any young man until the day I die
Since the Lowlands of Holland are between my love and me

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[D]Last night I was a-mar[G]ried and [D]in my wedding [Bm]bed
Up [D]came a bold sea cap[G]tain and [D]stood at [A]my bed-[D]head
Saying ‘Arise, a[A]rise, young [G]married [D]man, and [G]come a[D]long with [Bm]me
To the [G]low[D]lands of Holland for to [Bm]fight the [G]ene[D]my

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 habitation for my true love to lie in
The wild flowers grow most plenteous there and fruit on every tree
But the Lowlands of Holland are between my love and me

They took my love to a gallant ship, a ship of noble fame
With four and twenty seamen bold to steer across the main
The storm then began to rise and the seas began to shout
‘Twas then my love and his gallant ship were sorely tossed about

Says the mother to the daughter, ‘What makes you so lament,
Is there ne’er a man in Ireland who will please your discontent?’
‘There are men enough in Ireland but none at all for me
In the Lowlands of Holland, my love is across the sea.’

I’ll wear not shoe or stocking or a comb put in my hair
Nor fire bright nor candle light shall show my beauty rare
Nor will I wed with any young man until the day I die
Since the Lowlands of Holland are between my love and me

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