Edwin Steeleye Span Capo: I This can be played with easier chords by transposing down 2 half steps. Gm D Gm D7 Gm Come all ye wild young people and listen to my song D Gm D7 Gm I will unfold concerning gold that guides so many wrong Bb F Gm D Young Emma was a servant maid who loved a sailor bold Gm D Gm D7 Gm Who ploughed the main much gold to gain for his love so we've been told. Gm D Gm D7 Gm He ploughed the main for seven years and then return-ed home D Gm D7 Gm As soon as he set foot on shore unto his love did go Bb F Gm D He went unto young Emma's house his gold all for to show Gm D Gm D7 Gm That he had gained upon the main all in the lowlands low. Gm D Gm D7 Gm Young Edwin he sat drinking till time to go to bed D Gm D7 Gm He little thought a sword that night would part his body and head Bb F Gm D Young Edwin he got into bed and scarcely was asleep Gm D Gm D7 Gm When Emily's cruel parents soft into his room did creep Gm D Gm D7 Gm They stabbed him, dragged him out of bed and to the sea did go D Gm D7 Gm They sent his body floating, down to the lowlands low Bb F Gm D "Oh father, where's the stranger came here last night to lay?" Gm D Gm D7 Gm "Oh he is dead no tales can tell" the father he did say. Gm D Gm D7 Gm The fishes of the ocean swim o'er my lover's breast D Gm D7 Gm His body rolls in motion I hope his soul's at rest Bb F Gm D The shells upon the sea shore rolling to and fro Gm D Gm D7 Gm Remind me of young Edwin that ploughed the lowlands low Gm D Gm D7 Gm So many a day she passed away and tried to ease her mind D Gm D7 Gm Crying "Oh my friends, my love is gone and I am left behind" Bb F Gm D And Emma broken hearted was to Bedlam forced to go Gm D Gm D7 Gm Her shrieks were for young Edwin that ploughed the lowlands low.