English Folk Songs From The Appalachian Mountains Series 2

By Cecil J. Sharp, With Pianoforte Accompaniment

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THE TWO SISTERS.
1.     There lived an old lord by the northern sea,
Bow down There lived an old lord by the nortnern sea,
The boughs they bent to me There lived an old lord by the northern sea And he had daughters one, two, three.
That will be true true to my love
Love and my love will be true to me
2.    A young man came a-courting there, And he took choice of the youngest there.
3.    He gave this girl a beaver hat;
The oldest she thought much of that.
4.    He bought the youngest a gay gold ring, But never the oldest a single thing.
5.    O sister, O sister, let us walk out To see the ships a-sailing about.
6.    As they walked down to the salty brim The oldest pushed the youngest in.
7.     O sister, O sister, lend me your hand, And I will give you my house and land.
8.    I'll neither lend you my hand nor glove, But I will have your own true love.
9.    O down she sank and away she swam, And into the miller's fish-pond she ran.
10.   The miller came out with his fish-hook, And fished the fair maid out of the brook.
11.    He robbed her of her gay, gold ring. And into the brook he pushed her again.
12.   The miller was hung at his mill-gate, The oldest sister was burned at the stake.
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