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3. "Have you any houses and lands ? Have you any buildings free ?
Or what would you give to a pretty girl, To set you at your liberty ?"
4. "The Glasgow town, it is all mine, Besides the castles two or three; And them I'll give to a pretty girl, That will set me at my liberty."
5. "Give to me your faith and troth
And your right hand you will marry me, And pay down ninety thousand pounds And I'll set you at your liberty."
6.  She took him by his pale white hand And led him up the marble walk Where the sugar, bread, and wine so red Was all to comfort his fair body.
7. They made a league between them both For seven long years and one day. "And if you don't come within that time, The blame all on you I will lay."
8.  The seven long years has just been gone This lady a-thinking the time great long. "I'll go search for my young Behan;
I know no where or within what land."
9. Her father built her a little ship And set it on the raging sea; And in that ship put gold enough To bear her own sweet company.
10.  She floated low, she floated high;
Some turf of [= and] stone she chanced did spy, As she went cracking her pretty white fingers As the lords and knights went talking by.
11.  She went to young Behan's gate And dingled at the ring.
"Wait a while," the porter said, "I'll quickly rise and let you in."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III