Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 3 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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272                          EAKL EICHAKD.
The Queen called on her merry men,
Even fifty men and three ; Earl Richard used to be the first man, 135
But now the hindmost was he.
He's taken out one hundred pounds,
And told it in his glove : Says, " Tak you that, my lady fair,
And seek another love."                                 
" Oh no, oh no," the lady cried, " That's what shall never be ; I'll have the truth of your right hand, . The Queen it gave to me."
" I wish I had drunk of your water, sister, us
When I did drink your wine ; That for a carle's fair daughter,
It does gar me dree all this pine."
" May be I am a carle's daughter,
And may be never nane ;                               wo
When ye met me in the green wood, Why did you not let me alane ? "
" Will you wear the short clothes,
Or will you wear the side ; Or will you walk to your wedding,                 im
Or will you till it ride ? "

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