Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE CRUEL BROTHER.
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" Sir knight, ere you my favor win,
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ;                 so
Ye maun get consent frae a' my kin," As the primrose spreads so sweetly. .
He has got consent fra her parents dear,
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ; And likewise frae her sisters fair,                      a'
As the primrose spreads so sweetly.
He has got consent frae her kin each one,
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ; But forgot to speer at her brother John,
As the primrose spreads so sweetly.                *>
Now, when the wedding day was come, With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay;
The knight would take his bonny bride home, As the primrose spreads so sweetly.
And many a lord and many a knight,               45
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ;
Came to behold that lady bright, As the primrose spreads so sweetly.
And there was nae man that did her see, With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay,~                  s>
But wished himself bridegroom to be, As the primrose spreads so sweetly.







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