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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana
6.   "How do you like your bed?" said she;
"And how do you like your sheets? And how do you like that pretty fair maid That lies in your arms asleep?"
7.   "0 I like my bed very well," said he;
"Much better I like my sheets; But the best of all is that pretty fair maid That stands at my bed's feet."
8.     Then he called up his old servants,
By one, by two, by three; But the last of all he asked his own bride If he might Lady Margaret go see.
9.   "0 what will you do with Lady Margaret?" she said;
"And what will you do with me?" "0 it's first I will Lady Margaret go see, And then I'll return unto thee."
10.     He went unto Lady Margaret's room
And knocked at the door;3 There was none so ready as her own seventh brother To arise and let him in.
11.   "0 where is Lady Margaret ?" said he;
"Is she not in her hall? Or is she in her high-bound chamber Amongst her merry maids all?"
12.   "No, she is not in her kitchen," said they;
"Nor she is not in her hall, But she is in her own coffin
Laid out against yon wall."
IS. "Roll up, roll up those fine Holland sheets That I may go and see, That I may kiss those clay-cold lips That ofttimes have kissed me."
*It will be noted that the rhyme requires p*».

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