Ballads and Songs of Indiana - online book

A collection of 100 traditional folk songs with commentaries, historical info, lyrics & sheet music

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Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
2.   "Go bring me some of your father's gold
And some of your mother's fee; And I'll take you to the bonny sea sands, And then we'll marry at Dee, O Dee, And then we'll marry at Dee."
3.     She mounted upon a milk-white steed
And he the iron-gray, And they rode till they came to the salt sea sands, Three long hours before day, 0 day, Three long hours before day.
4.   "Alight, alight, my Pretty Polly Anne;
Alight, alight," says he; "For six kings' daughters have I drowned here, And the seventh one you shall be, O be, And the seventh one you shall be.
5.   "Take off, take off those fine, fine clothes
And lay them on this rock, For they are too fine and costly-ee To lay in the sea and rot, 0 rot, To lay in the sea and rot."
6.   "It's turn your face three times around,
Your back to the leaves on the tree"; Then she picked him up most manfully And plunged him into the sea, 0 sea, And plunged him into the sea.
7.   "Help me out, help me out, my pretty maiden;
Help me out, help me out," says he; "And we will go to the next sea sands, And there we'll marry at Dee, O Dee, And there we'll marry at Dee."
8.   "Lie there, lie there, you false-hearted one;
Lie there instead of me; If six kings' daughters you have drowned here, The seventh one you shall be, O be, The seventh one you shall be."








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