Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Queen Eleanor was a sick woman,
And afraid that she should dye ; Then she sent for two fryars of France,
To speak with her speedily.
The King call'd down his nobles all,                    «
By one, by two, by three, And sent away for Earl Marshal, , To speak with him speedily.
When that he came before the King,
He fell on his bended knee ;                              w
"A boon, a boon, our gracious king, That you sent so hastily."
" I'll pawn my lands," the King then cry'd,
" My sceptre and my crown, That whatsoe're Queen Eleanor says,                 is
I will not write it down.
" Do you put on a fryar's coat,
And I'll put on another ; Arid we will to Queen Eleanor go,
Like ftyar and his brother."                               s>
Thus both attired then they go:
When they came to Whitehall, The bells did ring, and the choristers sing,
And the torches did light them all.

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