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6 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
Lady Nancy she died on Good Friday, Lord Lovel he died on the morrow;
Lady Nancy she died for pure true love, Lord Lovel he died for sorrow.
(B) LORD LOVER
" 0 where are you going, Lord Lover," said she,
"0 where are you going?" said she. " 1 am going, my Lady Nancy Bell,
Foreign countries for to see."
"How long will you be gone, Lord Lover?" said she, "How long will you be gone?" said she.
"A year or two or, the fartherest, three, Then return to my Lady Nancy."
He had not been gone but a year and a day,
Foreign countries for to see, Till wondering thoughts came over him,
"Lady Nancy Bell I must go see."
He rode and he rode on his mule quite stay,
Till he come to London town. And there he heard St. Patrick's bells
And the people all morning around.
"0 what is the matter?" Lord Lover, said he, "0 what is the matter?" said he.