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12. "Is this young Behan's hall, Or is it his knight within ?"
13. On her fingers she wore rings, And on her middle finger three.
She twisted a ring from a middle finger And gave the porter for his fee.
14. "Here is a lady at your gate,
As fair as your two eyes ever did see." "I'll lay my like," Lord Behan says, "Miss Susie Price's come over the seas."
15. He kicked a table with his foot, And drew it down on his knee,
And made cup, pans, and silver cans All into flinders they did fly.
16. "Have you wedded any other woman? I am sure I've wedded no other man. Come, pay me down ninety thousand pounds And I'll go home to my native land."
17. "No, love, don't talk so;
It's whether you marry, or let it be, I'll wed you to my older brother If with him content you'd be."
18. "I wish you luck with your older brother, But I don't want no such a man. Come, pay me down my portion small And I'll return to the Turkish land."
19. "No, love, don't talk so;
Whether you marry him, or let that be, I'll marry you to my younger brother If with him content you'd be."
20.  "I wish you luck with your younger brother, But I don't want no such a man.
Come, pay me down minety thousand pounds And I'll go home to my native land."
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III