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AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 23
"And what will you leave to your brother John?" "A pair of gallows to hang him on."
"And what will you leave to your brother John's
wife?" "Grief and misfortune all her life."
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EDWARD
"How come that blood on your shirt sleeve,
Pray son, now tell to me?" "It is the blood of the old greyhound,
That run young fox for me."
"It is too pale for that old greyhound,
Pray son, now tell to me." "It is the blood of the old grey mare,
That ploughed that corn for me."
"It is too pale for that old grey mare,
Pray son, now tell to me." "It is the blood of my youngest brother
That hoed that corn for me."
"What did you fall out about,
Pray son, now tell to me?" ' Because he cut yon holly bush
Which might have made a tree."






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