Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 4 of 8 from 1860 edition -online book

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312                 THE LOVERS QUARREL;
Of all the lords in Scotland fair, And ladies that been so bright of blee,
There is a noble lady among them all, And report of her you shall hear by me.
For of her beauty she is bright,                                  «
And of her colour very fair, She's daughter to Lord Arundel,
Approv'd his parand and his heir.
" He see this bride," Lord Phenix said,
" That lady of so bright a blee,                             it
And if I like her countenance well,
The heir of all my lands she'st be."
But when he came the lady before,
Before this comely maid came he, " O God thee save, thou lady sweet,                         u
My heir and parand thou shalt be."
" Leave off your suit," the lady said,
" As you are a lord of high degree ; You may have ladies enough at home,
And I have a lord in mine own country:             20
" For I have a lover true of mine own,
A serving-man of low degree, One Tommy Pots it is his name,
My first love, and last that ever shall be."
" If that Tom Pots [it] is his name,                          a
I do ken him right verily ; I am able to spend fourty pounds a week,
Where he is not able to spend pounds three."

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