Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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268                          EARL EICHAiyj.
" I have four-and-twenty milk-white steeds, All foaled in one year;                                  w
1 You'll have them, and as much red gold As all their backs can bear."
She turned her right and round about,
And she swore by the mold, " I would not be your love," said she, «
" For that church full of gold."
He turned him right and round about,
And he swore by the mass, Says," Lady, ye my love shall be,
And gold ye shall have less."                      to
She turned her right and round about,
And she swore by the moon, " I would not be your love," says she,
" For all the gold in Rome."
He turned him right and round about, m
And he swore by the moon, Says," Lady, ye my love shall be,
And gold ye shall have none."
He caught her by the milk-white hand, And by the grass-green sleeve ;                  go
And there has taken his will of her, Wholly without her leave.