Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 1 of 8 from 1860 edition

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TOM LINN.
The next court that comes along,
Salute them reverently.                                    70
" The next court that comes along,
Is clad in robes of green; And it's the head court of them all,
For in it rides the Queen.
" And I upon a milk-white steed,                       ;s
With a gold star in my crown; Because I am an earthly man,
I'm next the Queen in renown.
" Then seize upon me with a spring,
Then to the ground I'll fa';                             so
And then you'll hear a rueful cry, That Tomlinn is awa'.
" Then I'll grow in your arms two,
Like to a savage wild; But hold me fast, let me not go,                          85
I'm father of your child.
" I'll grow into your arms two
Like an adder, or a snake; But hold me fast, let me not go,
I'll be your earthly maik.                                eo
" I'll grow into your arms two
Like ice on frozen lake; But hold me fast, let me not go,
Or from your goupen break.







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