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36         Indiana, University Publications, Folklore Series
3.    "Take off your silks and satins so gay
And lay them down by me; For here I've drowned six kings' daughters, And the seventh you shall be, be, be, And the seventh you shall be."
4.   "Then turn your face to yon willow tree,
And turn your back on me" ;
5.      She caught him round the small of the back;
She hooved4 him in the sea, Saying, "Here you've drowned six kings' daughters, But the seventh never shall be, be, be, But the seventh never shall be."
6.     She got up on her pony white horse
And led the dappled gray, And she rode till she came to her own father's house, Three long hours before day, day, day, Three long hours before day.
7.    "Now, hush you up, you pretty poll-parrot,
And tell no tales on me; Your nest shall be lined with the yellow beaten gold, And hung in the willow tree, tree, tree, And hung in the willow tree."
* For heaved or hove*

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