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8. She went to the house for to dry her hands, All along in the lone e o.
9. She seen her two litde babes under the marble stone, All along in the lone e 0.
10. Playing with that marble ball, All along in the lone e 0.
11. "Babes, O babes, if you were mine, All along in the lone e 0.
12. I'd dress you in the silks so fine," All along in the lone e 0.
13. "Mama, O mama, we onct was yourn, All along in the lone e 0.
14. You neither dressed us coarse nor fine," All along in the lone e 0.
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THE THREE RAVENS
( The Twa Corbies) (Child, No. 26) Child reminds us that Scott says of "The Twa Corbies" that it was "rather a counterpart than a copy" of "The Three Ravens" (English and Scottish Popular Ballads, edited by Helen Child Sargent and George Lyman Kittredge, Cambridge, 1904, p. 45. Cf. also Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, London, 1839, P- 23 5)- See Barry, No. 27; Brown, p. 9; Campbell and Sharp, No. 10; Cox, No. 6; Davis, No. 10; Flanders and Brown, p. 198; Hudson, No. 6; Jones, p. 13; Sharp, Folk-Songs of English Origin, 2nd Series, p. 22; Reed Smith, fournal, XXVII, 63, and XXVIII, 201; Tatlock, fournal, XXXI, 273. B and C are fragments of "The Three Crows", a comic variety of "The Three Ravens". Cox in his head-note (No. 6) gives a number of references to the comic versions of the song. Add to these Heart Songs, p. 485. Parodies of the song may be found in Davis, No. 10 {appendices, p. 145). Mr. Barry sent the following com­ment. "The longer form of the song, which consists of Scott's text, expanded
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