Lowdown, Lonesome Low

"Captain, captain. What'll you give me,
If I do sink the Turkish Reverie,
If I sink her in the low down, lonesome lowdown,
Sink her in the low down lonesome low."

Gold and silver, shining so bright,
And the Pharaoh's daughter shall wed you tonight
If you sink her in the low down lonesome lowdown,
Sink her in the low down lonesome low.

So he bared his breast and he swam in the tide,
And he bored three holes in the old ship's side
And he sank her in the low down lonesome lowdown,
Sank her in the low down lonesome low

Then he bared his breast, and back swam he,
And he swam 'til he came to his own ship's lee.
As she rode on the low down lonesome lowdown,
Rode on the low down lonesome low

Captain, Captain take me on board,
If you don't you'll have to forfeit your word,
For you promised in the low down lonesome lowdown,
Promised in the low down lonesome low

Sailor boy, sailor boy. Don't appeal to me,
For you drown'd sixty souls when you sank the Reverie
When you sank her in the low down lonesome lowdown,
Sank her in the low down lonesome low

If it weren't for the love that I bear for your men,
I'd sink you the same as I sank them
I'd sink you in the low down lonesome lowdown,
Sink you in the low down lonesome low

Then he bared his breast, and down swam he,
and he swam 'til he came to the bottom of the sea
Where he drowned, in the low down lonesome lowdown,
Drowned in the low down lonesome low