Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE TWA SISTERS.
She took her by the middle sma'
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! And dashed her bonny buck to the jaw,
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.              v>
" O sister, sister, tak my hand,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! And I'se mak ye heir to a' my land,
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
" O sister, sister, tak my middle,                       «
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie J And ye's get my goud and my gouden girdle,
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
" 0 sister, sister, save my life,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie I                                    s>
And I swear I'se never be nae man's wife,"
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
" Foul fa' the hand that I should tak,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! It twin'd me o' my warldes mak,                       &
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
" Your cherry cheeks and yellow hair
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! Gars me gang maiden for evermair,"
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.             »







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