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70         Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
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"Lord Thomas." Contributed by Mrs. Inez Lysle Johnson, of Mount Vernon, Indiana. Posey County. April 10, 1935.
1.      Lord Thomas he was a bold forester,
A chaser of the king's deer. Fair Eleanor was a fine woman; Lord Thomas he loved her dear.
2.    "Come riddle my riddle, dear Mother/' said he;
"Come riddle us both in one, Whether I shall marry with fair Eleanor Or bring the Brown Girl home."
3.    "The Brown Girl she has money,
Fair Eleanor she has none; Therefore I bid thee, Lord Thomas, Go bring the Brown Girl home."
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"The Brown Girl." Contributed by Mr. A. T. McAllister, of Stendal, Indiana, Pike County. April 23, 1935.
1.   "Come riddle, come riddle to me, dear Mother,
Come riddle to me this one, Whether I shall marry Fair Eleanor Or bring the brown girl home."
2.   "The brown girl she has houses and lands;
Fair Eleanor she has none; Therefore I charge you with my last20 blessing To bring the brown girl home."
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