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9. "Great many of my friends will be there; Great many more of my foes; And let me be dead or alive To Lord Thomas's wedding I go, To Lord Thomas's wedding I go."
10.  She dressed her pavage all in white; Herself she dressed in green;
And every town that she rode through, They tuk her for to be some queen, They tuk her for to be some queen.
11.  She rode till she came to Lord Thomas's gate; She dingled low at the ring;
And none is so ready as Thomas himself To rise and welcome her in, To rise and welcome her in.
12. "Is this your young bride?" fair Ellender says, "She looks so wonderfulest brown.
For you might have had as fair a lady As ever the sun shone on, As ever the sun shone on."
13. "Hold your tongue," Lord Thomas, he says, "Throw none of your flouts on me;
I love the end of your little finger Better than the brown girl's whole body, Better than the brown girl's whole body."
14.  The brown girl had a litde pen-knife; Was brazed in metal so free.
She pierced fair Ellender to the heart; She gave her a dead-lie blow, She gave her a dead-lie blow.
15.  He tuk her by her lily-white hand, And led her through chambers three, And led her to his own bed-side, And pulled her down on his knee, And pulled her down on his knee.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III