Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE CRUEL SISTER.                      235
Sometimes she sunk, and sometimes she swam,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; Until she cam to the miller's dam; '
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie. «>
" O father, father, draw your dam !
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; There's either a mermaid, or a milk-white swan." By the bonny miUdams of Binnorie.
The miller hasted and drew his dam,                       «
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; And there he found a drown'd woman ;
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie.
Tou could not see her yellow hair,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; ro For gowd and pearls that were so rare;
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie.
You could not see her middle sma',
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; Her gowden girdle was sae bra';                                re
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie.
A famous harper passing by,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ; The sweet pale face he chanced to spy ;
By the bonny milldams of Binnorie. to







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