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21. "No, love, don't talk so;
It's whether you marry him, or let that be, I'll wed you to my own self, If with me content you'd be."
22.  Up spoke his new bride;
Oh, but she spoke desperately: "You've married as fair a lady As ever your two eyes did see."
23. "Yes, you are fair and very fair, And fair as ever need to be.
If you were nine times fairer than ever you was, You wouldn't be as fair by one-tenth degree."
24. Up spoke his new bride's mother; Oh, but she spoke angrily:
"Did you ever hear or know the like before, To wed a damsel in the morning soon And to wed to another just after noon ?"
25. "You may have your brown girl.
I am sure she is none the worse by me. Before I'd hear of my darling complain I'd like all this town in exchange."
26. He took her by her lily white hand And led her up a marble stair.
He changed her name from Miss Susie Price
And called her the Queen of Glasgow Geen [= Greenl
"Turkish Lady." The song was recorded near Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, by Ruth Bagwell, a student in Lincoln Memorial University.
1. Lord Bateman was a noble lord; He thought himself of high degree; He could not rest nor be contented Until he had voyaged across the sea.

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