Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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258                   THE CRUEL BROTHER.
The first o' them was clad in red,                    s
Fine flowers the valley ; " 0 lady, will ye be my bride ? "
W the red, green, and the yellow.
The second o' them was clad in green,
Fine flowers i' the valley ;                             10
" 0 lady, will lye be my queen ? " W? the red, green, and the yellow.
The third o' them was clad in yellow,
Fine flowers the valley ; " 0 lady, will ye be my marrow ? "                is
W the red, green, and the yellow.
" O ye maun ask my father dear,'
Fine flowers V the valley, " Likewise the mother that did me bear,"
W the red, green, and the yellow.               a>
" And ye maun ask my sister Ann,"
Fine flowers i' the valley ; " And not forget my brother John,"
Wi' the red, green, and the yellow.
"01 have asked thy father dear,"                 25
Fine flowers i' the valley, " Likewise the mother that did thee bear,"
W the red, green, and the yellow.