Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE CRUEL BROTHER.                    255
" 0 lead me gently up yon hill,
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay, And I'll there sit down, and make my will,"
As the primrose spreads so sweetly.                    so
" 0 what will you leave to your father dear ? "
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ; " The silver-shod steed that brought me here,"
As the primrose spreads so sweetly.
" What will you leave to your mother dear ? " ss
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ; u My velvet pall and silken gear,"
As the primrose spreads so sweetly.
" And what will ye leave to your sister Ann ? " With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ;                     
" My silken scarf, and my golden* fan," As the primrose spreads so sweetly.
" "What will ye leave to your sister Grace ? "
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ; " My bloody cloaths to wash and dress,"               9s
As the primrose spreads so sweetly.
" What will ye leave to your brother John ? "
With a heigh-ho ! and a lily gay ; " The gallows-tree to hang him on,"
As the primrose spreads so sweetly.                         wo







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