Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

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■WILLOW, WILLOW, WILLOW.           239
" I cannot against her unkindly exclaim,
0 willow, fyc. Cause once well I loved her, and honoured her name.
0 willow, SfC.                                                                    <o
Sing, 0 the greene willow shall he my garland.
" The name of her sounded so sweete in mine eare,
0 willow, 8fc. It rays'd my heart lightly, the name of my deare;
0 willow, 3?c.                                                                   «
Sing, 0 the greene willow, fyc.
" As then 'twas my comfort, it now is my griefe ;
0 willow, fyc. It now brings me anguish; then brought me reliefe.
0 willow, fye.                                                                    »
Sing, 0 the greene willow, S;c.
" Farewell, faire false hearted, plaints end with my breath ! 0 willow, willow, willow ! Thou dost loath me, I love thee, though cause of my death. 0 willow, willow, willow !                                          »
0 willow, willow, willow ! Sing, 0 the greene willow shall be my garland."

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