Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE CRUEL SISTER.
" O sister, sister, reach your hand,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; And ye shall be heir of half my land."             a
By the bonny miUdams of Binnorie.
" O sister, I'll not reach my hand,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; And I'll be heir of all your land ;
By the bonny miUdams of Binnorie. *>
" Shame fa' the hand that I should take,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; It's twin'd me and my world's make."
By the bonny miUdams of Binnorie.
" O sister, reach me but your glove,                      45
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; And sweet William shall be your love."
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie.
" Sink on, nor hope for hand or glove !
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; « And sweet William shall better be my love,
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie.
" Your cherry cheeks and your yellow hair,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie, Garr'd me gang maiden evermair."                  m
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie.