Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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THE THREE KNIGHTS.                    369
" Then have you asked of my Father dear,
With the high and the lily oh ! Likewise of her who did me bear ?
As the rose was so sweetly blown.                                 a>
" And have you asked of my brother John ?
With the high and the lily oh 1 And also of my sister Anne ? "
As the rose was so sweetly blown.
" Tes, I have asked of your Father dear,            as
With the high and the lily oh ! Likewise of her who did you bear,
As the rose was so sweetly blown.
" And I have asked of your sister Anne,
With the high and the lily oh I                                   ao
But I've not asked of your brother John," As the rose was so sweetly blown.
[Here some verses seem to be wanting.]
For on the road as they rode along,
With the high and the lily oh 1 There did they meet with her brother John, »
As the rose was so sweetly blown.
She stooped low to kiss him sweet,
With the high and the lily oh ! He to her heart did a dagger meet,
As the rose was so sweetly blown.                              *>
" Ride on, ride on," cried the serving man, With the high and the lily oh ! VOL. ir.                          24







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