Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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KEMP OWTNE.
145
And while your body it is on,
Drawn shall your blood never be ;                so
But if you touch me, tail or fin,
I vow my belt your death shall be."
He stepped in, gave her a kiss,
The royal belt he brought him wi';
Her breath was Strang, her hair was lang, ss And twisted twice about the tree,
And with a swing she came about:
" Come to Craigy's sea, and kiss with me.
" Here is a royal ring," she said,
" That I have found in the green sea;            *>
And while your finger it is on,
Drawn shall your blood never be ; But if you touch me, tail or fin,
I swear my ring your death shall be."
He stepped in, gave her a kiss,                          «
The royal ring he brought him wi'; Her breath was Strang, her hair was lang,
And twisted ance around the tree, And with a swing she came about: " Come to Craigy's sea, and kiss with me. «>
" Here is a royal brand," she said, " That I have found in the green sea; And while your body it is on,
Drawn shall your blood never be ;
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