Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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182 FAIR FLOWER OF NORTHUMBERLAND.
" "Why shouldst thou come here for love of me, Follow, my love, come over the strand,
Having wife and children in thy country, ss And I the fair Flower of Northumberland."
" I swear by the blessed Trinity,
Follow, my love, come over the strand,
I have no wife nor children, I,
Nor dwelling at home in merry Scotland. <o
" If courteously thou wilt set me free, Follow, my love, come over the strand,
I vow that I will marry thee,
So soon as I come in fair Scotland.
" Thou shalt be a lady of castles and towers, « Follow, my love, come over the strand,
And sit like a queen in princely bowers, Were I at home in fair Scotland."
Then parted hence this lady gay,
Follow, my love, come over the strand,           so
And got her fathers ring away,
To help this knight into fair Scotland.
Likewise much gold she got by sleight, Follow, my love, come over the strand,
And all to help this forlorn knight,                   m
To wend from her father to fair Scotland.







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