Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
Unto death thus wounded,                                        us
His heart with sorrow swounded,
And to them all he made this heavy mone: " Thus have I left my country deere, To be so vilely murthered heere,
Even in this place whereas I am not known, lao
" My life I have much wronged; Of what to her belonged
I vainely spent in idle course of life. What I have done is past, I see, And bringeth nought but greef to me,                  125
Therefore grant now thy pardon, gentle wife!
" Life, I see, consumeth, And death, I feel, presumeth
To change this life of mine into a new: Yet this me greatest comfort brings,                       130
I HVd and died in love of kings,
And so brave Stukely bids the world adew."
Stukelys life thus ended, Was after death befrended,
And like a soldier buried gallantly;                 13;
Where now there stands upon his grave A stately temple, builded brave,
With golden turrets piercing in the skye.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III