Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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194 CLERK COLVILL, OE THE 51EKMAID.
Out then he drew his shining blade,
Thinking to stick her where she stood; 35
But she was vanish'd to a fish, And swam far off, a fair mermaid.
" 0 mother, mother, braid my hair; My lusty lady, make my bed; 0 brother, take my sword and spear, * For I have seen the false mermaid." ******







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