Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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348             THE YOUTH OF BOSENGOED.
" Why is thy sword so bloody, Young man of Rosengord ? " . " I have murdered my brother, Our mother dear." Long may you look for me, or look for me never. a>
" Whither wilt thou betake thee,
Young man of Rosengord ? " " I shall flee my country, Our mother dear." Long may you look for me, or look for me never. 25
" What will become of thy wedded wife,
Young man of Rosengord ? " " She must spin for her living, Our mother dear." Long may you look for me, or look for me never, so
" What will become of thy children small,
Young man of Rosengord ? " " They must beg from door to door, Our mother dear." Long may you look for me, or look for me never, 83
" When eomest thou back again,
Young man of Rosengord ? " " When the swan is black as night,
Our mother dear." Long may you look for me, or look for me never. «>
" And when will the swan be black as night,
Young man of Rosengord ? " " When the raven shall be white as snow, Our mother dear." Long may you look for me, or look for me never. «







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