Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE TWA SISTERS.
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Sometimes she sank, sometimes she swam,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! Till she came to the mouth o' yon mill-dam,
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
0 out it came the miller's son,                            <a
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! And saw the fair maid soummin in,
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
" 0 father, father, draw your dam,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie!                                   n
There's either a mermaid or a swan,"
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
[The miller quickly drew the dam,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! And there he found a drown'd woman,             n
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.^
" And sair and lang mat their teen last,
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie! That wrought thee sic a dowie cast,"
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie!            w
You coudna see her yellow hair
Binnorie, 0 Binnorie ! For goud and pearl that was sae rare,
By the bonny mill-dams o' Binnorie.
vol. n.                      16







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