Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity), Sheet Music 05

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Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity), Sheet Music 05


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in black ink on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. A torn flap at the right upper edge and a torn flap at the middle right edge were folded into the laminate. There are numerous tears of varying severaity along the edges of the document. There is a substantial portion torn away from the middle lower edge of the leaf. There are numerous stains of unknown origin throughout the document. There is a handwritten check mark following the musical notations. The documents "Lamkin," Sheet Music 7, "Sweet Forget-Me-Not," Sheet Music 2, and "I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree," Sheet Music 3 are located at the bottom of the leaf. The documents "Old and Gray," Sheet Music 3, "Bonny Barbara Allan," Sheet Music 8, "The Wife of Usher's Well," Sheet Music 12, "The Wife of Usher's Well," Sheet Music 13, "The Lexington Murder," Sheet Music 8, and "The Blind Girl," Sheet Music 1 are located on the reverse side of the leaf.


Ballads, English Ballads. Scots Naval battles -- Songs and music Betrayal -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Golden Vanitee. The Spanish Canoe. The Golden Fenadier. The Lowlands Low. Golden Vallady. The Golden Furnity. The Golden Victory. The Mary Golden Tree. The Weeping Willow Tree. The Merry Golden Tree. Lonesome Low. The Green Willow Tree. The Goulden Vanitee. The Gouden Vanity. Sailing in the Lowlands Low. The French Gallerie O. He Had a Little Tool. The Kumadee. Low in the Lowlands. Low. The Little Cabin Boy. The Gold China Tree. The Lowland Sea. Turkish Reveille. The Lonesome Sea. Sinking in the Lonesome Sea. The Turkish Rebilee. The Bold Grandee. The Pirate Ship. A Ship Set Sail for North America. There was a Bold Captain. Sailing on the Lowland Low. The Turkey-rogherlee and the Yellow Golden Tree. The Turkish Revoloo. Lowland Lonesome Low




W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


The Merry Golden Tree
(The Golden Vanity) - Wells

There was a little ship,
& she sailed upon the sea,
and she went by the name of the merry golden Tree,
As she sailed upon the low & the lonesome low,
as she sailed upon the lonesome sea.

Classification Title

Sweet Trinity (The Golden Vanity), Sheet Music 05

Document Title

The Merry Golden Tree

Scholarly Classification

Child, 286 Brown. Older Ballads - Mostly British - 47

Dimensions - Original

200 mm x 175 mm

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Paul L. Robertson

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