Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 2 of 8 from 1860 edition

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370                    THE THREE KNIGHTS.
" Methinks your bride she looks wond'rous wan," As the rose was so sweetly blown.
" I wish I were on yonder stile,                           «
With the high and the lily oh ! For there I would sit and bleed awhile,
As the rose was so sweetly blown.
" I wish I were on yonder hill,
With the high and the lily oh!                                  so
There I'd alight and make my will,"
As the rose was so sweetly blown.
" What would you give to your Father dear ? "
With the high and the lily oh ! " The gallant steed which doth me bear,"               m
As the rose was so sweetly Mown.
" What would you give to your Mother dear ? "
With the high and the lily oh ! " My wedding shift which I do wear,
As the rose was so sweetly blown.                             ao
" But she must wash it very clean,
With the high and the lily oh ! For my heart's blood sticks in every seam,"
As the rose was so sweetly blown.
" What would you give to your sister Anne ? " 65
With the high and the lily oh I " My gay gold ring, and my feathered fan,"
As the rose was so sweetly blown.
'' What would you give to your brother John ? " With the high and the lily oh 1                                  70







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