Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 6 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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queen eleanor's confession. 213
The king pull'd off his fryar's coat,
And appeared all in red ; Sho shriek'd, she cry'd, and wrung her hands, "
And said she was betray'd.
The King look'd over his left shoulder,
And a grim look looked he ; And said, " Earl Marshal, but for my oath,
Or hanged shouldst thou be."                          so
From Kinloch's Ancient Scottish Ballads, 247.
The Queen fell sick, and very, very sick,
She was sick, and like to dee, And she sent for a friar oure frae France,
Her cdnfessour to be.
King Henry, when he heard o' that,                   »
An angry man was he ; And he sent to the Earl Marshall,
Attendance for to gie.
" The Queen is sick," King Henry cried, "And wants to be beshriven ;                         10
She has sent for a friar oure frae France; By the rude, he were better in heaven!

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