Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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280                            BABYLON.
" I'll not be a rank robber's wife,
Eh vow bonnie,                                                         »
Nor will I die by your wee penknife,
On the bonnie banks o' Fordie.
" For I hae a brother in this wood,
Eh vow bonnie, And gin ye kill me, it's he'll kill thee,"              «
On the bonnie banks o' Fordie.
" "What's thy brother's name ? come tell to me,"
Eh vow bonnie ; " My brother's name is Babylon,"
On the bonnie banks o' Fordie.                          a>
" 0 sister, sister, what have I done,
Eh vow bonnie ? 0 have I done this ill to thee,
On the bonnie banks o' Fordie ?
" 0 since I've done this evil deed,                        as
Eh vow bonnie, Good sail never be seen o' me,"
On the bonnie banks o' Fordie.
He's taken out his wee penknife,
Eh vow bonnie,                                                         ro
And he's twyned himsel o' his ain sweet life,
On the bonnie banks o' Fordie.







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