Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE CHILD'S LAST "WILL.               367
" What wish leav'st thou thy mother,
Little daughter dear ? " " All the joys of heaven,
Sweet step-mother mine." For ah, ah !i am, so illah I                                as
" What wish leav'st thou thy brother,
Little daughter dear ? " " A fleet ship on the waters,
Sweet step-mother mine." For ah, ah !I am so illah I                                 *
" What wish leav'st thou thy sister,
Little daughter dear ? " " Golden chests and caskets,
Sweet step-mother mine." For ah, ah !1 am so illah !                                ss
" What wish leav'st thou thy step-mother,
Little daughter dear ? " " Of hell the bitter sorrow
Sweet step-mother mine." For ah, ah!1 am so illah!                                40
" What wish leav'st thou thy old nurse,
Little daughter dear ? " " For her I wish the same pangs,
Sweet step-mother mine. For ah, ah !1 am so illah I                               «
" But now the time is over
When I with you can stay; The little bells of heaven
Are ringing me away." For ah, ah !l am so illah I                                  ao