Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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352               THE BLOOD-STAINED SON.
" Where leaVst thou thy youthful daughter,
Merry son of mine ? " She to the wood and eat wild berries, Never wish to see me more,
O dear mother mine."                                          «
" Home when com'st thou back from roaming,
Merry son of mine ? " u In the north when breaks the morning,
O dear mother mine."
" In the north when breaks the morning,               s)
Merry son of mine ? " " When stones dance upon the water,
O dear mother mine."
" When shall stones dance on the water, Merry son of mine ? "                                            as
" When a feather sinks to the bottom, O dear mother mine."
" When shall feathers sink to the bottom,
Merry son of mine ? " " When we all shall come to judgment,                  60
O dear mother mine."







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