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22 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
"And you must ask my sister Anne, And you must ask my brother John."
"01 have asked your father the King, And I have asked your mother the Queen,—
"And I have asked your sister Anne, And I have asked your brother John."
Her father led her down the stairs, Her mother led her down the hall.
Her sister Anne led her down the walk, Her brother John put her on her horse.
And as she stooped to give him a kiss, He stuck a penknife into her breast.
"Ride up, ride up, my foremost man! Methinks my lady looks pale and wan!"
"0 what will you leave to your father the King?" "The golden coach that I ride in."
"And what will you leave to your mother the
Queen?" "The golden chair that I sit in."
"And what will you leave to your sister Anne?" "My silver brooch and golden fan."