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AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 41
How do you like that fair ladie That lies in your arms asleep? "
"Very well I like my bed," he said,
"Very well I like my sheet; But better I like the fair ladie
That stands at my bed feet."
The night being gone and day come on,
When all men were awake; Sweet William he rose with trouble on his mind
From the dream that he dreamed last night.
"Such dreams, such dreams as I dreamed last night,
Such dreams are never good; I dreamed my room was full of wild swine,
My bride bed full of blood."
Sweet William he called his merry men all
By ones, by twos, by threes; Before them all he asked his bride
If Lyddy Margret he might go see.
"What will you do with Lyddy Margret, my love,
And what will you do with me? " "Today I go see Lyddy Margret," he said,
"Tomorrow return to thee."
He rode till he came to Lyddy Margret's hall, And dingled so loud on the ring;